Nafi Thiam is on the second place after the first day of the internet at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of athletics in Berlin. “Especially about the high jump, I am disappointed, because I can earn a lot of points to address”, as she explained Thursday night in the Olympic Stadium. With 3.930 points must Thiam, the British Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who 4.017 points counts for him to tolerate.
Relive the tumultuous first day of Thiams combined events here.
The Wereldatlete of the Year targets, after her olympic gold and world championship title to a first European title. But her first day wasn’t to your liking. So failed in her lievelingsonderdeel, high jump, three times in 1m94. Earlier this year the sharpness of her world record (in the internet) still to 2m01.
“It was a tough day. Especially about the high jump, I am disappointed, because I can earn a lot of points to address”, said the pupil of Roger Lespagnard. “Actually, I felt really good, mentally was the moustache. Throughout the year, do I sacrifice. But it’s true, that is sport. I’m certainly not worried.”
“I’m continue to struggle, though it is very hot and also the timetable does not make it easy. On character I have than my personal record improved in the shot put. Also my 200 meter I well-organized. Of course, it is my goal to tomorrow top. But you can never guarantee in the world of sports. I will be there in any case for, as always. According to me, is the long jump will be decisive”, ended Thiam, 126 points removed from her personal record.