In tears, Ehammer throws in the towel

In tears, Ehammer throws in the towel
In tears, Ehammer throws in the towel

After six disciplines, everything was still going well for Simon Ehammer. The 24-year-old athlete started the second day with a solid 13”55 over 110m hurdles and had fueled hopes of seeing his own Swiss record (8,468 points), dating from 2022, fall. This was not the case. : 37m36 in the discus, 5m00 in the pole vault, 48m57 in the javelin did not reflect the potential of the world indoor heptathlon champion, who had enough to aim for 8600 points.

Ehammer eventually pulled the plug, in tears. The last event, the 1500m, would not have allowed him to pass 8400 points anyway. Victory went to Canadian Olympic champion Damian Warner with 8678 points.

Annik Kälin 2nd in the heptathlon

Annik Kälin (24 years old) took a magnificent 2nd place in the heptathlon, with 6506 points. She narrowly missed beating her Swiss record (6,515) established in 2022 in Munich.

This result is all the more satisfactory as the Swiss was not able to give everything in height, to spare herself. She thus lost some 70 points. But she made the Olympic limit for Paris, which was her goal.

The Grisonne began her Sunday retreat with 6m70 at length, 6cm from her national indoor record. She then threw the javelin at 45m93 then ran the 800m in 2’16”63. The victory went to the Dutch Anouck Vetter with 6642 points.

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