Niklas kaul 1500m. Kaul Storms to Decathlon Gold

World Athletics Championships: Katarina Johnson

Niklas kaul 1500m

Runner-up Uibo is following in the giant footsteps of Olympic champion Erki Nool from his own country and put in a gallant effort in Doha after struggling with a shoulder injury this year and heel surgery last year. LePage and Victor sailed over 2. The world record-holder from France was leading the decathlon at that stage — in the eighth event — but broke down in tears after being forced to pull out due to injury. Rojas won the Pan Am Games in Lima in August, jumping very impressively, Ibarguen didn't even take part because of injury worries. This one could go right down to the wire. Even with French world record holder Mayer out of the way, it was far from smooth sailing for Kaul on a rollercoaster day that saw a different name at the top the leaderboard after each of the five events.

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World Athletics Championships: Katarina Johnson

Niklas kaul 1500m

The Cuba-born athlete, who took silver in the 110 metres hurdles at the 2016 Olympics, was in contention for a top-three finish on Wednesday when Jamaican Omar McLeod, racing in the lane to his left, began to hit hurdles and crashed to the deck. She had to take a break from long jumping altogether in 2018 to recover mentally. Rio 2016 champ Ryan Crouser flies out a 21. Defending champion Kevin Mayer made it through six events but was unable to pole vault, after sustaining an injury during the hurdles competition, smashing any chance of a medal. Warner, the other big medal contender, was even further back. I never believed that such a thing could be possible.

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Kaul Storms to Decathlon Gold

Niklas kaul 1500m

Gong Lijiao retained her shotput gold with 19. He drops the pole and flops onto the mat in tears. Olympic champ Thiam will have to do something spectacular to retain her world crown here. Remember, six automatic qualification spots in each heat. Can Salwa Eid Naser find that bit extra and stun the Olympic champ, or do we have another shock on our hands? Kaul safely completed the race, though, clocking 14.

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Athletics: Germany's Kaul wins thrilling decathlon battle, Sport News & Top Stories

Niklas kaul 1500m

Kaul started to stride out and opened up a four-second gap on the Estonian at the bell. For the past two years I struggled a lot with one of my greatest strengths — the javelin. In 2016 and 2017 I struggled with an elbow injury, last year it was a back injury, and my performances were well off what I expected. He's the youngest decathlon world champion ever! His 1500m time brought his overall tally to 8691. Laura Muir Great Britain 4. Darya Klishna had to take a break from long jumping altogether in 2018 to recover mentally. Subscribe for the Canadian Running Print Edition: Subscribe today to get Canadian Running Magazine delivered to your door at a fraction of the newsstand price.

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Niklas Kaul's transition from junior to senior

Niklas kaul 1500m

Could we see a young breakthrough winner? Face of disbelief from Mayer, but it's great to see that he's going to continue. Estonian Maicel Uibo is second, and it's a third world champs medal for Damian Warner. The pole vault — as it often does in a decathlon — brought about more changes in the overall standings. Mayer was second in 13. Niklas Kaul has won gold in the decathlon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha. She was so close to the coveted 7000 point mark, but that hardly matters.

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World Athletics Championships: Katarina Johnson

Niklas kaul 1500m

Kevin Mayer finished last in the 400m heat despite recorded a season's best 48. Warner, LePaige, Uibo, Shkurenyov, all very much in the running too. Warner placed fifth in that race with 48. But but up steps Ilya Shkurenyov and hurls a 48. LePage was in fifth place behind Ilya Shkurenyov 7,826 , with 7,796 points. Kaul was in control throughout the 1500m, moving into the lead with just under two laps to go and pulling away to bag 841 points for a winning margin of 87 points. Use RaceGuide to plan and prepare your next Canadian Running experience! But something he said that week has stayed with me to this day.

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Athletics: Germany's Kaul wins thrilling decathlon battle, Sport News & Top Stories

Niklas kaul 1500m

The 21-year-old has surged away to take gold, with Estonia's Maicel Uibo in silver and Canada's Damian Warner collecting bronze. The quicker men went in the third and final heat with Warner coming through to win in 13. It's a bit frantic as a big pack jostles for Q's, but they need not, all nine in that finishing pack qualify: Neil Gourley, Craig Engels, and Ronald Musagala are all through to tomorrow's semi-finals. Here's how it happened yesterday: Two events, two medals! It also put him three points ahead of world record schedule. My rivals are the ones feeling the pressure. Can he improve in Day 2 events and take a surprise gold? That makes you learn quickly. Thiam is dominant in two of three events tomorrow: long jump and javelin.

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World Athletics Championships: Niklas Kaul makes decathlon history, Naser stuns in 400m

Niklas kaul 1500m

Tsegay holds on to fourth, Kenya's Winny Chebet takes the final Q on offer. Well, he made a 'that's it I'm done' gesture after the men's 110m hurdles, but he's back out for the discus throw. He stepped on the launchpad and sent a 79. Kaul ultimately came out on top, having progressed steadily through the field after each of the 10 events, starting off in 20th place after the 100m, ending the first day in 11th place and then breaking into the top three following a monster 79. . I am just happy that I'm coming into my best in these two big years. Lemi has a good chance of being reinstated though, let's see what happens.

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