I’m watching day 2 of the athletics WC, and I feel sorry for all the people in the decathlon who get zero in one of the events.
Fantastic high jump, kinda meh on the javelin, impressive 4x400m, okay on the 4x100m.
Embarrassing, the thing with Betty Heidler at the hammer throw. Awesome world record in 4x100m. Also awesome, the pole vault final.
World record in 800m, Roman Sebrle’s olympic record still stands, and the decathlon athletes look adorable together.
Unfortunately, Roman Sebrle decided to quit the decathlon. My enthusiasm for that event just diminished greatly.
Alekna came fourth yesterday, and today plus the day after is the decathlon. Happy to hear Roman Sebrle is competing. So happy that I will count his points myself.
There were many tragic disasters this session. Many fell on the hurdles, like my favourite Liu Xiang. The results in the triple jump were low in general, making a few bigger names missing the final.