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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

2003 9th IAAF World Championships - Paris - Men's Decathlon

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France  
Dates: 23 August – 31 August  
Nations participating: 198  
Athletes participating: 1679  
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
A new decathlon star emerged in the shape of Karpov. The 22 year-old from Kazakstan dominated the first day with four personal bests and wins in both jumps and the 400m. Overnight he led on 4599 points from Pappas 4546 and Šebrle 4423. Defending Champion Dvoák was below his best in sixth place. Karpov continued his progress with another win in the hurdles, then he extended his lead over Pappas in the discus. Statisticians predicted that the Kazak would struggle to hold on to first place because his pole vault and javelin bests were weak. Indeed, Karpov went out after 4.40 in the vault whereas Šebrle cleared 4.80 and Pappas 5.10. The American thus turned a 67-point deficit into a lead of 53 points. In spite of a sore shoulder, Pappas extended his lead to 179 points in the javelin, where Karpov was last at 47.53. Šebrle also moved ahead of Karpov even though he fouled a massive throw in the region of 73m. Going into the 1500m, it was fairly certain that the order of the top three would be unchanged, provided Pappas could stay reasonably near to Šebrle. He did so with a personal best of 4:44.31. 210 DOHA 2019  PAST RESULTS/WORLD CHAMPS MEN’S DECATHLON The second American Terek was disqualified in the 110m hurdles for a trailing leg. Had his performance stood, he would have placed fourth overall at 8253 points.
 These are the official results of the men's decathlon competition at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris, France. There were a total number of 20 participating athletes, including eight non-finishers. The competition started on Monday 26 August 2003 and ended on Tuesday 27 August 2003.

Records

World record  Roman Šebrle (CZE) 9026 27 May 2001 Austria Götzis, Austria
Event record  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 8902 7 August 2001 Canada Edmonton, Canada
 
  Decathlon     27 August    
  Final          
1 Tom Pappas USA 6 Sep 76 8750    
  10.80/-0.5 7.62/1.1 16.11 2.09 47.58 13.99/0.0 46.94 5.10 65.90 4:44.31          
2 Roman Šebrle CZE 26 Nov 74 8634    
  11.00/-0.5 7.64/-0.9 15.47 2.06 47.90 14.25/0.0 47.47 4.80 69.79 4:34.45          
3 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ 23 Jul 81 8374    
  10.72/-0.6 7.75/0.1 15.51 2.12 47.33 13.95/-0.6 47.38 4.40 47.53 4:37.70          
4 Tomáš Dvořák CZE 11 May 72 8242    
  11.03/-0.5 7.28/-0.5 15.95 1.94 50.04 14.15/0.0 45.47 4.50 67.10 4:27.63          
5 Laurent Hernu FRA 22 Aug 76 8218    
  11.20/-0.6 7.22/0.1 13.99 2.03 48.95 14.15/-0.6 46.13 4.90 59.63 4:28.38          
6 Lev Lobodin RUS 1 Apr 69 8198    
  10.99/-0.5 7.08/-0.6 15.43 1.97 49.54 14.36/0.0 48.36 5.00 56.50 4:34.63          
7 Qi Haifeng CHN 7 Aug 83 8126    
  11.30/-0.6 7.39/-0.7 12.85 2.00 48.73 14.40/-0.6 46.72 4.80 59.98 4:25.40          
8 André Niklaus GER 30 Aug 81 8020    
  11.19/0.3 7.21/0.1 13.87 1.97 49.95 14.50/-0.6 42.68 5.10 57.55 4:28.84          
9 Claston Bernard JAM 22 Mar 79 8000    
  10.91/0.3 7.22/-0.9 15.39 2.03 49.31 14.76/-0.6 43.47 4.30 59.47 4:34.49          
10 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB 25 Oct 78 7897    
  11.10/0.3 6.98/1.2 13.89 1.97 48.98 14.98/-0.6 42.70 4.50 62.69 4:24.68          
11 Chiel Warners NED 2 Apr 78 7753    
  10.95/-0.6 7.55/-0.6 14.13 1.91 48.94 14.72/-0.6 41.49 4.50 54.87 4:51.35          
12 Paul Terek USA 20 Oct 79 7503    
  10.99/-0.5 7.14/0.4 15.30 2.03 48.75 DNF 45.72 5.30 61.14 4:30.77          
  Jón Arnar Magnússon ISL 28 Jul 69 DNF    
  11.11/-0.6 6.15/-0.3 15.29          
  Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS 10 Jan 80 DNF    
  11.16/-0.6 7.22/0.8 15.21 2.06 50.49 14.28/-0.6 44.59 4.90          
  Bryan Clay USA 3 Jan 80 DNF    
  10.50/-0.5 7.70/-0.4 15.05 1.97          
  Hamdi Dhouibi TUN 24 Jan 82 DNF    
  10.83/0.3 6.96/-0.8 13.13          
  Paolo Casarsa ITA 2 Jul 75 DNF    
  11.46/0.3 6.69/-0.2 14.57 1.94 51.63 14.54/-0.6 36.21 NH          
  Erki Nool EST 25 Jun 70 DNF    
  11.09/-0.5 6.78/-0.2 14.14          
  Kristjan Rahnu EST 29 Aug 79 DNF    
  10.85/-0.6 7.18/0.1 15.55 1.97 DNF          
  Attila Zsivoczky HUN 29 Apr 77 DNF    
  11.32/0.3 6.76/-0.5 14.35 2.09 49.79          

Results

 The highest mark recorded in each event is highlighted in yellow
RankAthleteDecathlonPoints
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1st place, gold medalist(s)  Tom Pappas (USA) 10.80 7.62 16.11 2.09 47.58 13.99 46.94 5.10 65.90 4:44.31 8750
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Roman Šebrle (CZE) 11.00 7.64 15.47 2.06 47.90 14.25 47.47 4.80 69.79 4:34.45 8634
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ) 10.72 7.75 15.51 2.12 47.33 13.95 47.38 4.40 47.53 4:37.70 8374
4  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 11.03 7.28 15.95 1.94 50.04 14.15 45.47 4.50 67.10 4:27.63 8242
5  Laurent Hernu (FRA) 11.20 7.22 13.99 2.03 48.95 14.15 46.13 4.90 59.63 4:28.38 8218
6  Lev Lobodin (RUS) 10.99 7.08 15.43 1.97 49.54 14.36 48.36 5.00 56.50 4:34.63 8198
7  Qi Haifeng (CHN) 11.30 7.39 12.85 2.00 48.73 14.40 46.72 4.80 59.98 4:25.40 8126
8  André Niklaus (GER) 11.19 7.21 13.87 1.97 49.95 14.50 42.68 5.10 57.55 4:28.84 8020
9  Claston Bernard (JAM) 10.91 7.22 15.39 2.03 49.31 14.76 43.47 4.30 59.47 4:34.49 8000
10  Vitaliy Smirnov (UZB) 11.10 6.98 13.89 1.97 48.98 14.98 42.70 4.50 62.69 4:24.68 7897
11  Chiel Warners (NED) 10.95 7.55 14.13 1.91 48.94 14.72 41.49 4.50 54.87 4:51.35 7753
12  Paul Terek (USA) 10.99 7.14 15.30 2.03 48.75 DSQ 45.72 5.30 61.14 4:30.77 7503
 
 Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS) 11.16 7.22 15.21 2.06 50.49 14.28 44.59 4.90 DNS DNF
 Paolo Casarsa (ITA) 11.46 6.69 14.57 1.94 51.63 14.54 36.21 NM DNS DNF
 Attila Zsivoczky (HUN) 11.32 6.76 14.35 2.09 49.79 DNS DNF
 Bryan Clay (USA) 10.50 7.70 15.05 1.97 DNF DNF
 Kristjan Rahnu (EST) 10.85 7.18 15.55 1.97 DSQ DNF
 Hamdi Dhouibi (TUN) 10.83 6.96 13.13 DNS DNF
 Erki Nool (EST) 11.09 6.78 14.14 DNS DNF
 Jón Arnar Magnússon (ISL) 11.11 6.15 15.29 DNS DNF

Event Report Men Decathlon after 3 Events

The men's Decathlon competition has started quite as expected. Tomas DVORAK (CZE), who has won the last three World Championships, has not been in shape all season, and will not be winning here unless he can produce better performances in the next events.

Olympic champion Erki NOOL (EST) is also out of the race for the top placings. Nool jumped only 6.78m in the long jump.
 
After three events, it's Bryan CLAY (USA), who always has a strong start in decathlon, who leads the competition with 2753 points. Clay was the fastest in the 100m with 10.50s and also long jumped well, 7.70m.

Dmitriy KARPOV (KAZ), who has raised himself to the world's top level this season, is lying only 11 points behind Clay at the moment. Karpov was the best of the field in the long jump with 7.75m.
 
Tom PAPPAS (USA) and Roman SEBRLE (CZE), who have to be considered the favourites now, are lying in third and fourth place respectively.

Pappas ended the morning session well, winning the shot put with 16.11m. However, both Pappas and Sebrle were a little short of their normal level in the 100m and the long jump. Pappas has 1871 points and Sebrle comes 40 points behind him.
 
Reigning world champion Dvorak is in fifth place with a total of 2583 points.

100 Metres

Heat 1 26 AUG 2003 10:00 Wind +0.3

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsReaction Time
1 1339 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 10.83 899 0.160
2 725 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 10.91 881 0.229
3 1457 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 11.10 838 0.161
4 577 André Niklaus GER GER 11.19 819 0.154
5 651 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 11.32 791 0.171
6 693 Paolo Casarsa ITA ITA 11.46 761 0.164
 

Heat 2 26 AUG 2003 10:07 Wind -0.5

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsReaction Time
1 1386 Bryan Clay USA USA 10.50 975 0.149
2 1421 Tom Pappas USA USA 10.80 906 0.131
3 1173 Lev Lobodin RUS RUS 10.99 863 0.157
4 1434 Paul Terek USA USA 10.99 863 0.145
5 323 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 11.00 861 0.179
6 325 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 11.03 854 0.163
7 414 Erki Nool EST EST 11.09 841 0.137
 

Heat 3 26 AUG 2003 10:14 Wind -0.6

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsReaction Time
1 790 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ 10.72 PB 924 0.127
2 415 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 10.85 894 0.177
3 999 Chiel Warners NED NED 10.95 872 0.173
4 673 Jón Arnar Magnússon ISL ISL 11.11 836 0.169
5 1179 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 11.16 825 0.146
6 480 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA 11.20 817 0.167
7 248 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 11.30 795 0.242

Long Jump

Group A 26 AUG 2003 11:00

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKWindPointsDETAILAttempt 1Attempt 2Attempt 3
1 790 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ 7.75 +0.1 997   7.70 +0.9 7.67 +0.1 7.75 +0.1
2 1386 Bryan Clay USA USA 7.70 -0.4 985   X -0.7 7.70 -0.4 -
3 323 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 7.64 -0.9 970   X +1.5 7.64 -0.9 7.61 +0.6
4 1421 Tom Pappas USA USA 7.62 +1.1 965 SB 7.61 +0.3 7.62 +1.1 X +0.7
5 325 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 7.28 -0.5 881   7.28 -0.5 7.27 -0.2 X +0.0
6 415 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 7.18 +0.1 857   7.18 +0.1 X -0.7 7.15 +1.0
7 1434 Paul Terek USA USA 7.14 +0.4 847 PB X -0.6 7.14 +0.4 X -0.7
8 1173 Lev Lobodin RUS RUS 7.08 +0.4 833   7.08 -0.6 7.08 +0.4 X +0.8
9 414 Erki Nool EST EST 6.78 -0.2 762   6.78 -0.2 5.36 -0.2 X +0.3
10 673 Jón Arnar Magnússon ISL ISL 6.15 -0.3 619   X +0.1 6.15 -0.3 X +1.2

Group B 26 AUG 2003 11:00

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKWindPointsDETAILAttempt 1Attempt 2Attempt 3
1 999 Chiel Warners NED NED 7.55 -0.6 947   7.55 -0.6 7.20 -0.2 X -1.0
2 248 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 7.39 -0.7 908   7.28 -0.4 7.39 -0.7 7.32 -0.1
3 480 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA 7.22 +0.1 866   7.20 -0.5 7.22 +0.1 6.90 -0.2
4 1179 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 7.22 +0.8 866   7.06 +0.4 7.05 -0.3 7.22 +0.8
5 725 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 7.22 -0.9 866   X -0.4 X -1.5 7.22 -0.9
6 577 André Niklaus GER GER 7.21 +0.1 864   7.01 -0.2 7.15 -0.9 7.21 +0.1
7 1457 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 6.98 +1.2 809   6.94 +0.4 X +0.1 6.98 +1.2
8 1339 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 6.96 -0.8 804   X +0.4 6.84 -0.1 6.96 -0.8
9 651 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 6.76 -0.5 757   6.76 -0.5 X -0.5 X -0.4
10 693 Paolo Casarsa ITA ITA 6.69 -0.2 741   X +0.3 X -0.1 6.69 -0.2

Shot Put

Group A 26 AUG 2003 12:45

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsDETAILAttempt 1Attempt 2Attempt 3
1 725 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 15.39 814   14.36 15.39 X
2 1179 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 15.21 803   14.78 15.21 X
3 693 Paolo Casarsa ITA ITA 14.57 763   X 14.54 14.57
4 651 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 14.35 750   X 13.68 14.35
5 999 Chiel Warners NED NED 14.13 736   13.86 13.12 14.13
6 480 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA 13.99 728   13.65 13.95 13.99
7 1457 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 13.89 722   13.89 13.86 X
8 577 André Niklaus GER GER 13.87 720 PB 13.14 13.87 X
9 1339 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 13.13 675   12.65 13.13 X
10 248 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 12.85 658   12.85 X 12.31

Group B 26 AUG 2003 12:45

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsDETAILAttempt 1Attempt 2Attempt 3
1 1421 Tom Pappas USA USA 16.11 858   15.33 16.11 15.93
2 325 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 15.95 848   15.59 15.38 15.95
3 415 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 15.55 824   15.03 15.55 X
4 790 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ 15.51 821 PB 14.56 15.51 -
5 323 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 15.47 819   14.16 15.47 15.44
6 1173 Lev Lobodin RUS RUS 15.43 816   15.05 15.28 15.43
7 1434 Paul Terek USA USA 15.30 808   14.98 14.90 15.30
8 673 Jón Arnar Magnússon ISL ISL 15.29 808 PB X 15.29 15.21
9 1386 Bryan Clay USA USA 15.05 793 PB 14.46 X 15.05
10 414 Erki Nool EST EST 14.14 737   14.14 X X

Event Report Men Decathlon after 3 Events

The men's Decathlon competition has started quite as expected. Tomas DVORAK (CZE), who has won the last three World Championships, has not been in shape all season, and will not be winning here unless he can produce better performances in the next events.

Olympic champion Erki NOOL (EST) is also out of the race for the top placings. Nool jumped only 6.78m in the long jump.
 
After three events, it's Bryan CLAY (USA), who always has a strong start in decathlon, who leads the competition with 2753 points. Clay was the fastest in the 100m with 10.50s and also long jumped well, 7.70m.

Dmitriy KARPOV (KAZ), who has raised himself to the world's top level this season, is lying only 11 points behind Clay at the moment. Karpov was the best of the field in the long jump with 7.75m.
 
Tom PAPPAS (USA) and Roman SEBRLE (CZE), who have to be considered the favourites now, are lying in third and fourth place respectively.

Pappas ended the morning session well, winning the shot put with 16.11m. However, both Pappas and Sebrle were a little short of their normal level in the 100m and the long jump. Pappas has 1871 points and Sebrle comes 40 points behind him.
 
Reigning world champion Dvorak is in fifth place with a total of 2583 points.

High Jump

Group A 26 AUG 2003 18:00

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsDETAIL1.761.791.821.851.881.911.941.972.002.03
1 248 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 2.00 803   O - O - O - O O O XXX
2 1386 Bryan Clay USA USA 1.97 776   - - O - O XO XXO XO XXX  
3 1457 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 1.97 776   - - - O O O XO XXO XXX  
4 577 André Niklaus GER GER 1.97 776   - - - XO O XO O XXO XXX  
4 415 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 1.97 776   - - - O - O XXO XXO XXX  
6 693 Paolo Casarsa ITA ITA 1.94 749   - - XXO O XXO XXO XXO XXX    
7 999 Chiel Warners NED NED 1.91 723   - - - O O O XXX      
  1339 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN DNS                        
  673 Jón Arnar Magnússon ISL ISL DNS                        
  414 Erki Nool EST EST DNS                        

Group B 26 AUG 2003 18:00

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsDETAIL1.791.821.851.881.911.941.972.002.032.062.092.122.15
1 790 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ 2.12 915 PB - - - - O - XO O XXO O XXO XXO XX
2 651 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 2.09 887   - - - - - O O O XO XO XO XXX  
2 1421 Tom Pappas USA USA 2.09 887   - - - - - - O - O XXO XO XXX  
4 1179 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 2.06 859   - - - - - - O O XO O XXX    
5 323 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 2.06 859   - - - - - O - O O XXO XXX    
6 725 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 2.03 831   - - - - - XO - O O XXX      
7 480 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA 2.03 831   - - - - O O O O XXO XXX      
8 1434 Paul Terek USA USA 2.03 831   - O - O O O XO XO XXO XXX      
9 1173 Lev Lobodin RUS RUS 1.97 776   - - - XO O - XO XXX          
10 325 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 1.94 749   - O - O O XXO XXX

400 Metres

 

Heat 1 26 AUG 2003 21:00

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsReaction Time
1 1457 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 48.98 PB 862 0.166
2 725 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 49.31 847 0.182
3 651 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 49.79 824 0.197
4 577 André Niklaus GER GER 49.95 817 0.216
5 693 Paolo Casarsa ITA ITA 51.63 741 0.158
  1339 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN DNS   0.000
 

Heat 2 26 AUG 2003 21:06

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsReaction Time
1 1421 Tom Pappas USA USA 47.58 PB 930 0.199
2 323 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 47.90 914 0.189
3 1434 Paul Terek USA USA 48.75 873 0.137
4 1173 Lev Lobodin RUS RUS 49.54 836 0.154
5 325 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 50.04 813 0.181
  1386 Bryan Clay USA USA DNF   0.157
  414 Erki Nool EST EST DNS   0.000
 

Heat 3 26 AUG 2003 21:12

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsReaction Time
1 790 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ 47.33 PB 942 0.150
2 248 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 48.73 PB 874 0.189
3 999 Chiel Warners NED NED 48.94 864 0.158
4 480 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA 48.95 PB 864 0.147
5 1179 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 50.49 PB 792 0.181
  415 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST DQ   0.197
  673 Jón Arnar Magnússon ISL ISL DNS   0.000

110 Metres Hurdles

Heat 1 27 AUG 2003 10:00 Wind -0.6

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsReaction Time
1 577 André Niklaus GER GER 14.50 911 0.185
2 693 Paolo Casarsa ITA ITA 14.54 906 0.160
3 725 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 14.76 879 0.203
4 1457 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 14.98 PB 852 0.184
  651 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN DNS   0.000

Heat 2 27 AUG 2003 10:08 Wind 0.0

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsReaction Time
1 1421 Tom Pappas USA USA 13.99 976 0.182
2 325 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 14.15 SB 955 0.151
3 323 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 14.25 942 0.208
4 1173 Lev Lobodin RUS RUS 14.36 929 0.149
  1434 Paul Terek USA USA DQ   0.145
  1386 Bryan Clay USA USA DNS   0.000
 

Heat 3 27 AG 2003 10:16 Wind -0.6

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsReaction Time
1 790 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ 13.95 981 0.144
2 480 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA 14.15 SB 955 0.160
3 1179 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 14.28 PB 939 0.159
4 248 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 14.40 PB 924 0.171
5 999 Chiel Warners NED NED 14.72 884 0.164
  415 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST DNS   0.000

Discus Throw

 

27 AUG 2003 10:55

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsDETAILAttempt 1Attempt 2Attempt 3
1 1173 Lev Lobodin RUS RUS 48.36 836   44.56 X 48.36
2 323 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 47.47 818   46.35 43.00 47.47
3 790 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ 47.38 816   46.15 47.38 46.20
4 1421 Tom Pappas USA USA 46.94 807   44.49 44.29 46.94
5 248 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 46.72 802   37.36 46.72 46.25
6 480 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA 46.13 790   44.82 46.13 X
7 1434 Paul Terek USA USA 45.72 782   43.82 45.72 X
8 325 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 45.47 777   43.24 45.47 44.56
9 1179 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 44.59 758   X 44.59 44.47
10 725 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 43.47 735   42.91 43.13 43.47
11 1457 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 42.70 720 PB 39.30 42.70 41.97
12 577 André Niklaus GER GER 42.68 719   X 42.68 41.96
13 999 Chiel Warners NED NED 41.49 695   41.49 40.59 39.65
14 693 Paolo Casarsa ITA ITA 36.21 588   36.21 31.73 X

Event Report Decathlon after 9 events

Tom PAPPAS (USA) has moved to the front in the competition as anticipated. Pappas jumped 5.10m in the pole vault, only 10cm less than his personal best from earlier this season.

Another athlete reaching for the gold medal, Roman SEBRLE (CZE), the world record holder, was left with a disappointing result of 4.80m in the pole vault, but the Czech came back in the javelin throw with a second round effort of 69.79m.
 
However, it was the third round throw by Sebrle, which had people roaring all over the stadium. The javelin landed somewhere near 75 metres, but the red flag was raised because Sebrle's approaching speed was a little too high and he could not not hold himself behind the line.
 
Had that throw been valid, Sebrle would hsve been sble to cruise during the 1500m for the gold. Now, however, he has a difficult task before him. Pappas also threw well in the javelin with 65.90m and is now leading with 8097 points.

Sebrle is in second place with 7918 points, 179 points behind the American. Pappas is not as good 1500m runner as Sebrle, he ran a 4:48 1500m in his personal best series in the national championships this season. The world record holder, usually a sub 4:30 man, will have to beat Pappas by approximately 28 seconds to grab the gold medal.
 
Dmitriy KARPOV (KAZ), who was still leading the competition before the pole vault, did not do well in pole vault or the javelin throw. Karpov, usually behind the two top names Pappas and Sebrle at his normal level, only managed to clear 4.40m in the pole vault. His javelin throw was even worse, as he did not get over 40m with his first two throws. Fortunately, he was able to get himself together for his third throw and got a decent mark of 47.53m.
 
Karpov's bronze medal seems very well secured as he has 7679 points, almost 200 more than Lev LOBODIN (RUS) who is lying in fourth place with 7484.

Reigning world champion Tomas DVORAK (CZE) is fifth only two points behind Lobodin (7482) and Frenchman Laurent HERNU is looking to catch these two in the 1500m, having scored a total of 7463 points after nine events.

Pole Vault

 

Group A 27 AUG 2003 14:00

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsDETAIL4.004.104.204.304.404.504.604.704.804.90
1 248 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 4.80 849 PB - - - - O - O O XXO XXX
2 999 Chiel Warners NED NED 4.50 760   - - O - O O XXX      
3 1457 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 4.50 760 PB XO - O O O XO XXX      
4 790 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ 4.40 731   - - O - XO - XXX      
5 725 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 4.30 702 PB O - O O XXX          
  693 Paolo Casarsa ITA ITA NM     - - - - XXX          
  415 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST DNS                        
  1386 Bryan Clay USA USA DNS                        

Group B 27 AUG 2003 14:00

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsDETAIL4.304.404.504.604.704.804.905.005.105.205.305.40
1 1434 Paul Terek USA USA 5.30 1004   - - - - - - - O O XO O XXX
2 1421 Tom Pappas USA USA 5.10 941   - - - O - O O O O XXX    
3 577 André Niklaus GER GER 5.10 941 SB - - - O - O - XO O XXX    
4 1173 Lev Lobodin RUS RUS 5.00 910   - - - - - O - O XXX      
5 480 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA 4.90 880   - - - O - O O XXX        
6 1179 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 4.90 880   - - - XO - O XXO XXX        
7 323 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 4.80 849   - O - O - O XXX          
8 325 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 4.50 760   O - O XXX                
  651 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN DNS          

Javelin Throw

 

Group A 27 AUG 2003 17:35

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsDETAILAttempt 1Attempt 2Attempt 3
1 323 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 69.79 886   66.85 69.79 X
2 325 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 67.10 845   67.10 X X
3 1457 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 62.69 778   61.52 62.69 X
4 725 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 59.47 730 PB 59.47 58.40 59.27
5 999 Chiel Warners NED NED 54.87 661   52.60 52.96 54.87
6 790 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ 47.53 552   37.24 39.89 47.53
  693 Paolo Casarsa ITA ITA DNS          

Group B 27 AUG 2003 19:30

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPointsDETAILAttempt 1Attempt 2Attempt 3
1 1421 Tom Pappas USA USA 65.90 827   65.90 64.20 62.32
2 1434 Paul Terek USA USA 61.14 755 PB X 61.14 X
3 248 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 59.98 738   59.98 59.37 59.45
4 480 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA 59.63 732   59.63 58.12 59.05
5 577 André Niklaus GER GER 57.55 701   52.11 57.55 51.93
6 1173 Lev Lobodin RUS RUS 56.50 685   56.50 53.84 54.96
  1179 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS DNS  

Event Report Decathlon 1500m - last event

Tom PAPPAS (USA) made sure of his gold medal by running a personal best in the last event of decathlon, the 1500 metres. The American, number two in the world list this season, performed very close to his best throughout the competition and completed his day with a personal best in the 1500m, 4:44.31.

Pappas scored a total of 8750 points, only 34 less than his career best decathlon at the US national championships earlier this season.
 
In the end the 1500m race was very clear. World record holder Roman SEBRLE (CZE) needed a 28 second win over Pappas, but was never going to get one with the American shadowing him throughout.

Sebrle ran 4:34.45, easily enough to keep him in the silver medal position. Sebrle's final points, 8634, were almost 300 points more than he needed to keep his position.
 
The biggest surprise of the competition was Dmitriy KARPOV's (KAZ) bronze medal. Karpov led the competition until the discus throw. He had some fine performances, including a very big personal best of 47.33s in the 400m yesterday.

Karpov's final score of 8374 broke his own national record of 8253, set earlier this season, with a big margin of 121 points.
 
Tomas DVORAK (CZE), with three successive wins from the World Championships, was still able to raise himself to fourth place despite bad form in some events. Dvorak recorded a personal best in the 1500m with 4:27.63 to total 8242 points.
 
Laurent HERNU (FRA) fought hard in the final sprint of the last event and was able to overtake Lev LOBODIN (RUS) in the rankings. Hernu was fifth with 8218, and Lobodin, fifth in 1999 and 2001, dropped down to sixth this time, scoring 8198 points.
 
The youngest competitor in the event, 20-year-old Qi Haifeng (CHN), set a national record of 8126 points for seventh place, beating his own previous NR from last year's Asian Games by 85 points.

1500 Metres

 

27 AUG 2003 22:05

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPoints
1 1457 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 4:24.68 PB 780
2 248 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 4:25.40 775
3 325 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 4:27.63 PB 760
4 480 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA 4:28.38 755
5 577 André Niklaus GER GER 4:28.84 752
6 1434 Paul Terek USA USA 4:30.77 740
7 323 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 4:34.45 716
8 725 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 4:34.49 715
9 1173 Lev Lobodin RUS RUS 4:34.63 714
10 790 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ 4:37.70 695
11 1421 Tom Pappas USA USA 4:44.31 PB 653
12 999 Chiel Warners NED NED 4:51.35 611

 

 

 

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