Merkamp Vetter star also excels in long jump and nears World Cup medal | Currently

Anouk Vetter is also on track to win a medal at the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene after five parts of the heptathlon. The 29-year-old Dutchman improved her best in the long jump on Monday, making her more consistent in second place.

Witter reached 6.17 meters after two attempts, after which she reached 6.52 meters in her last jump. Her best was 6.47 metres.

Gold is a bit off for Vetter, who took a silver at the Games last year and a bronze at the 2017 World Cup. Towering candidate Navissatu Thiam of Belgium was already on top after four parts and won the 6.59m long jump.

Switzerland’s Annick Kalin was the only other woman to jump farther than Witter. With Emma Oosterwegel, the Netherlands has another trump card all around. 24-year-old Ostrogil, who surprisingly took Olympic bronze in Tokyo, clocked 5.95 in the long jump and is eighth in the standings.

Top 8 heptathlon after five parts

  • 1 – Navissatu Thiam (Belgium) 5107
  • 2 – Anouk Vetter (Netherlands) – 024 5
  • 3- Adriana Solek (Poland) 4,967
  • 4. Anna Hall (USA) – 4963
  • 5. Nor Vedetz (Belgium) – 4.874
  • 6- Annick Kalin (Switzerland) – 4780
  • 7. Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Great Britain) – 4.735
  • 8. Emma Ostrogel (Netherlands) – 4,595

Nafissatou Thiam reached a distance of 6.59 metres.


Nafissatou Thiam reached a distance of 6.59 metres.

Nafissatou Thiam reached a distance of 6.59 metres.

picture: AP

Vetter can make a difference in javelin throwing

The last two parts of the heptathlon are the javelin throw (starts at 8.50pm NST) and the 800m (at 3.55pm).

Vetter is basically a better javelin thrower than Thiam and would have to outsmart the reigning Olympic champion to get close to the gold medal. In the 800 metres, Vetter and Thiam are evenly matched.

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In the run-up to the World Cup, Vetter suffered a hamstring injury and knee pain, but recovered just in time to compete at Hayward Field. Immediately it is in good condition.

Vetter now has 5,024 points, up from earlier this year after five events in the prestigious Heptathlon at Götzis. Home of Amsterdam honed its Dutch record there to a final score of 6,693 points.

Joy in Anouk Vetter after her best long jump.


Joy in Anouk Vetter after her best long jump.

Joy in Anouk Vetter after her best long jump.

picture: AP

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