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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

2005 10th IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Men's Decathlon

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland  
Dates: 6–14 August 2005  
Nations participating: 196  
Athletes participating: 1,891  
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
There had been just 73 points between Šebrle and Clay in their classic duel in Athens in 2004, and for much of this event the result was in doubt. Curiously the two were drawn in separate heats of the 100m, which helped Clay, as he ran 10.43 with a 3.4 following wind, while the Czech managed 10.91 with +1.2. Šebrle closed the gap to 31 points by outjumping Clay 7.86 to 7.54. Clay then improved his shot best by almost a metre in reaching 16.25, excellent throwing for someone weighing less than 80Kg, but still lost ground to Šebrle. The bad weather disrupted the high jump, but Šebrle went into the lead (3634) with 2.06 ahead of Clay (3607), with Pogorelov (3556), Rahnu (3523) and Zsivoczky (3482) trailing. Clay’s lifetime best of 47.78 in the 400m lifted him ahead of Šebrle overnight by 14 points, 4527 to 4513. Day two belonged to Clay, with the discus key amongst the events, as his 53.68 gave him a surplus of 142 points over Šebrle’s 46.85.
 Clay gained an additional 21 points in total over the last three events, but suspense related only to the name of the bronze medal winner. Rahnu and Pogorelov both held third place during day two until the 1500m, when both men lost nearly 200 points to Zsivoczky’s 4:32.17, and Niklaus also lifted himself well past Pogorelov and Rahnu. Dvoák’s eighth place was the seventh time that the three-time winner had placed in the top 10 of the World Championship.
 The men's decathlon competition at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on Tuesday 9 August and Wednesday 10 August.

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     10 August  
  Final        
1 Bryan Clay USA 3 Jan 80 8732  
  10.43w/3.2 7.54/0.6 16.25 2.00 47.78 14.43/-2.6 53.68 4.90 72.00 5:03.77        
2 Roman Šebrle CZE 26 Nov 74 8521  
  10.91/1.2 7.86/1.2 16.29 2.06 48.62 14.71/-2.6 46.85 4.80 63.21 4:39.54        
3 Attila Zsivoczky HUN 29 Apr 77 8385  
  10.90w/3.2 7.03/1.6 15.72 2.15 49.29 15.15/-1.9 49.58 4.80 63.02 4:32.17        
4 André Niklaus GER 30 Aug 81 8316  
  11.04/1.2 7.20w/2.6 14.24 2.03 49.42 14.78/-1.9 46.13 5.30 61.74 4:28.93        
5 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS 10 Jan 80 8246  
  10.86/1.2 7.49/-0.4 15.90 2.09 50.58 14.45/-2.6 46.68 5.00 59.79 5:03.62        
6 Kristjan Rahnu EST 29 Aug 79 8223  
  10.59w/2.5 7.36/-1.1 15.79 2.03 48.58 14.87/-1.6 47.13 4.70 61.65 4:59.73        
7 Romain Barras FRA 1 Aug 80 8087  
  11.15/1.2 7.35/0.5 14.62 1.94 48.63 14.65/-2.6 44.24 4.80 60.39 4:31.94        
8 Tomáš Dvořák CZE 11 May 72 8068  
  10.94/1.2 7.31/-1.0 15.95 2.00 50.34 14.81/-2.6 45.69 4.20 64.89 4:34.24        
9 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN 28 Aug 80 8042  
  10.67w/3.2 7.57/0.8 14.95 1.91 50.29 15.04/-1.6 42.41 4.50 66.27 4:38.18        
10 Aleksey Drozdov RUS 3 Dec 83 8038  
  11.07/1.2 7.24/0.3 15.43 2.06 51.11 15.67/-3.0 50.13 4.50 63.67 4:38.96        
11 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN 24 Jan 82 8023  
  10.67w/3.2 7.43/0.5 12.85 1.94 47.04 14.56/-1.9 41.17 4.80 52.83 4:31.24        
12 Mikk Pahapill EST 18 Jul 83 8003  
  11.06/1.2 7.27/-1.3 15.36 2.06 51.44 15.37/-3.0 45.81 4.80 63.53 4:48.26        
13 Paul Terek USA 20 Oct 79 7921  
  10.83/1.2 7.16/-0.5 14.31 1.97 48.85 15.83/-1.6 44.65 5.00 54.46 4:36.59        
14 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL 11 May 83 7616  
  11.28/1.2 7.21/-0.4 12.92 2.03 49.04 15.75/-3.0 38.62 4.70 50.18 4:22.71        
15 Roland Schwarzl AUT 10 Dec 80 7549  
  11.06/1.2 7.10w/2.1 13.73 1.82 50.81 14.90/-1.9 45.56 4.90 50.67 4:51.25        
16 Óscar González ESP 8 Aug 76 7526  
  11.07w/2.5 7.20/0.7 13.63 2.00 49.71 14.96/-1.6 37.03 4.60 45.54 4:35.25        
17 Phil McMullen USA 3 Feb 75 6832  
  11.47w/2.5 6.65/1.0 15.01 1.94 50.21 15.58/-3.0 49.28 NH 53.35 4:33.38        
  Aleksey Sysoyev RUS 8 Mar 85 DNF  
  10.72w/3.2 6.32/-1.7 15.75 2.06 50.46 15.49/-3.0 47.13 NH        
  Eugène Martineau NED 14 May 80 DNF  
  11.22/1.2 7.15/-0.8 13.31 2.00 50.45 15.85/-1.6 40.23 NH        
  Qi Haifeng CHN 7 Aug 83 DNF  
  10.92w/3.2 7.18/1.8 13.45 2.00        
  Claston Bernard JAM 22 Mar 79 DNF  
  10.79w/3.2 6.80/1.1 13.68        
  Maurice Smith JAM 28 Sep 80 DNF  
  10.81w/2.5 7.17/-0.4 NM        
  Benjamin Jensen NOR 13 Apr 75 DNF  
  11.04/1.2 NM        
  Vitaliy Smirnov UZB 25 Oct 78 DNF  
  18.28/1.2        
  Dmitriy Karpov KAZ 23 Jul 81 DNF  
  DNF        
  Laurent Hernu FRA 23 Jul 81 DNS  
  DNS        

100 Metres

Event Report - Men Decathlon Event 1 - 100 metres

Bryan Clay (USA) emerged from the first of the decathlon’s ten events with a significant lead, thanks to a 10.43 in the 100 metres.  Running in the last of four heats, the Olympic silver medallist was nudged along by a 3.2 mps wind (still under the allowable limit for combined events) and was close to his career best of 10.36 to start his two-day quest for the title. 

Clay’s 992 points gave him a 38-point advantage over Kristjan Rahnu (EST), who won the second heat in 10.59.  The young Estonian, who has seemingly inherited the mantle of former Olympic champion Erki Nool, also had a strong start earlier this year at the European Indoor Championships before an injury forced him out on the first day. 

Hamdi Dhouibi (TUN) and Jaakko Ojaniemi (FIN) benefited from being assigned to Clay’s heat as they were pulled by the American (and pushed by the wind) to equal 10.67 times to give them each a share of third place with 935 points.

The other two heat winners were Paul Terek (USA), in eighth place after his PB 10.83, and Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS), holding ninth with a 10.86 time.

Athens champion Roman Sebrle (CZE), who still has yet to win at the World Championships, rested in 11th after running 10.91, significantly off his 10.64 lifetime best. 

Sebrle’s countryman, three-time world champion Tomás Dvorák, was similarly off his top level with a 10.94 as he currently holds 13th. 

The field lost a significant competitor when Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ), the bronze winner in both Paris and Athens, was disqualified from the 100 metres after two false starts.   In addition, the reigning Asian champion, Vitaliy Smirnov (UZB), appeared to suffer a hamstring strain midway through the sprint event as he limped home in 18.28.  Both athletes have decided not to continue.

Heat 1 09 AUG 2005 11:35 Wind +1.2

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 823 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 10.86 PB 892 0.141
2 186 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 10.91 SB 881 0.133
3 188 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 10.94 SB 874 0.128
4 401 André Niklaus GER GER 11.04 SB 852 0.128
5 39 Roland Schwarzl AUT AUT 11.06 SB 847 0.148
6 256 Mikk Pahapill EST EST 11.06 PB 847 0.142
7 669 Eugene Martineau NED NED 11.22 812 0.137
 

Heat 2 09 AUG 2005 11:43 Wind +2.5

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 258 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 10.59 954 0.156
2 510 Maurice Smith JAM JAM 10.81 903 0.150
3 232 Óscar González ESP ESP 11.07 845 0.150
4 1008 Phil McMullen USA USA 11.47 759 0.179
  549 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ DQ   0.000
  327 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA DNS   0.000
 

Heat 3 09 AUG 2005 11:51 Wind +1.2

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 1032 Paul Terek USA USA 10.83 PB 899 0.142
2 692 Benjamin Jensen NOR NOR 11.04 SB 852 0.163
3 807 Aleksey Drozdov RUS RUS 11.07 PB 845 0.138
4 310 Romain Barras FRA FRA 11.15 SB 827 0.152
5 67 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL BEL 11.28 PB 799 0.165
6 1049 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB 18.28   0.133
 

Heat 4 09 AUG 2005 11:59 Wind +3.2

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 975 Bryan Clay USA USA 10.43 992 0.141
2 925 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 10.67 935 0.122
3 300 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN FIN 10.67 935 0.128
4 833 Alexey Sysoev RUS RUS 10.72 924 0.125
5 491 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 10.79 908 0.181
6 439 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 10.90 883 0.159
7 150 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 10.92 878 0.188

Long Jump

Event Report - Men Decathlon Event 2 - Long Jump

After an unsatisfactory opening 100 metres, Roman Sebrle (CZE) sprang to life magnificently with a 7.86 long jump.   Sebrle exited the sand with anxious anticipation, knowing that he had improved his position significantly.  He focused on the judges during the measuring and then shot a clenched fist into the air as the result was announced. 

It was his best effort in that discipline in a decathlon for more than a year.  The 1025 points attached to the jump catapulted him from his first-event 11th place to the second position after two events, with a 1906 total 31 points less than the 1937 total of Bryan Clay (USA), after the American’s final jump of 7.54 metres enabled him to hold onto his lead.  

Jaakko Ojaniemi (FIN) took sole possession of third place after a 7.57 leap which produced an aggregate 1887 and gave the Finn a 33-point edge over Kristjan Rahnu (EST), whose 7.36 best left him in fourth with 1854.  Hamdi Dhouibi (TUN) dropped to fifth with 1853 after a 7.43 leap. 

Tomás Dvorák (CZE), despite a mediocre 7.31 jump, moved from 13th to seventh with 1762 points, but he is 62 points behind the sixth-place total of Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS) after the latter’s 7.49.

Group A 09 AUG 2005 12:45

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Wind Points DETAIL Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3
1 300 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN FIN 7.57 +0.8 952 SB 7.57 +0.8 X +1.8 X +1.3
2 925 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 7.43 +0.5 918   7.43 +0.5 X -0.6 7.28 -0.6
3 188 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 7.31 -1.0 888 SB X -0.5 X +1.8 7.31 -1.0
4 67 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL BEL 7.21 -0.4 864 PB X +2.0 6.95 -1.1 7.21 -0.4
5 232 Óscar González ESP ESP 7.20 +0.7 862 SB 7.20 +0.7 X -0.1 7.09 -1.8
6 1032 Paul Terek USA USA 7.16 -0.5 852 SB X +0.5 7.16 -0.5 7.03 +0.3
7 39 Roland Schwarzl AUT AUT 7.10 +2.1 838   7.07 +0.3 7.01 -0.1 7.10 +2.1
8 491 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 6.80 +1.1 767   X -0.2 6.80 +1.1 X +0.4
9 833 Alexey Sysoev RUS RUS 6.32 -1.7 657   6.32 -1.7 6.19 +0.5 6.26 +0.0
  692 Benjamin Jensen NOR NOR NM -1.5     X -1.5    
  549 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ DNS            
  1049 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB DNS            
  327 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA DNS            

Group B 09 AUG 2005 12:45

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Wind Points DETAIL Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3
1 186 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 7.86 +1.2 1025 SB 7.66 -0.6 7.86 +1.2 X +3.2
2 975 Bryan Clay USA USA 7.54 +0.6 945 SB 7.33 -0.4 7.40 +0.3 7.54 +0.6
3 823 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 7.49 -0.4 932   7.21 -0.4 7.49 -0.4 7.31 -0.8
4 258 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 7.36 -1.1 900   6.89 -0.5 7.36 -1.1 7.23 +1.1
5 310 Romain Barras FRA FRA 7.35 +0.5 898 PB 7.14 +0.8 7.35 +0.5 -
6 256 Mikk Pahapill EST EST 7.27 -1.3 878   7.27 -1.3 6.91 -1.1 7.25 -0.5
7 807 Aleksey Drozdov RUS RUS 7.24 +0.3 871   7.04 -0.2 7.01 -0.5 7.24 +0.3
8 401 André Niklaus GER GER 7.20 +2.6 862   7.05 -1.2 7.15 +1.8 7.20 +2.6
9 150 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 7.18 +1.8 857   X +0.2 7.18 +0.2 7.18 +1.8
10 510 Maurice Smith JAM JAM 7.17 -0.4 854 PB 6.95 -0.4 X +1.0 7.17 -0.4
11 669 Eugene Martineau NED NED 7.15 -0.8 850   7.15 -0.8 X +1.4 7.10 +1.2
12 439 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 7.03 +1.6 821   X -0.7 7.03 +1.6 X -0.3
13 1008 Phil McMullen USA USA 6.65 +1.0 732   6.65 +1.0 X +1.4 6.59 +0.8

Shot Put

Event Report - Men Decathlon Event 3 - Shot Put

Roman Sebrle (CZE) continued his attack with the day’s top effort in the shot put, a leadoff 16.29 which was his best of the year and only nine centimetres off the leading mark of his career.   

His big performance may have backfired to some degree since it had the offsetting effect of inspriring Bryan Clay (USA) to reach an even greater relative level.  Clay’s final throw of 16.25, almost a metre over his pre-Helsinki PB of 15.28, kept the American in the lead by 29 points, 2804 to 2775.  In fact, each of Clay’s three efforts today was superior to his previous decathlon best. 

Kristjan Rahnu (EST) moved up one spot, from fourth to third, with a cumulative 2692 after a season-best 15.79, while Jaakko Ojaniemi (FIN) slipped to fourth at 2674 as a result of a 14.95 throw. 

Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS) used an outstanding 15.90 to stay close to medal territory as his 2669, moving him from sixth to fifth, is only five behind Ojaniami and 23 away from the bronze position currently held by Rahnu. 

Three-time champion Tomás Dvorák (CZE) also managed to advance from seventh to sixth with a 15.95 put to give him a cumulative 2610 with the high jump following next.

The third event was not kind to Maurice Smith (JAM), as this year’s US collegiate indoor champion fouled on all three trips to the ring.  It was not immediately known whether Smith, who is generally a strong second-day performer, would continue to compete.

Group A 09 AUG 2005 14:40

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points DETAIL Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3
1 186 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 16.29 869 SB 16.29 X 15.47
2 975 Bryan Clay USA USA 16.25 867 PB 15.49 15.67 16.25
3 823 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 15.90 845   15.71 15.90 15.85
4 258 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 15.79 838 SB 13.91 15.79 X
5 439 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 15.72 834   X 15.72 15.60
6 807 Aleksey Drozdov RUS RUS 15.43 816   14.99 15.05 15.43
7 256 Mikk Pahapill EST EST 15.36 812 PB 14.25 14.87 15.36
8 1008 Phil McMullen USA USA 15.01 790 SB 14.72 14.63 15.01
9 310 Romain Barras FRA FRA 14.62 766   13.80 13.93 14.62
10 401 André Niklaus GER GER 14.24 743 PB 14.24 - -
11 150 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 13.45 695   X 13.32 13.45
12 669 Eugene Martineau NED NED 13.31 686   13.04 13.31 13.28
  510 Maurice Smith JAM JAM NM     X X X

Group B 09 AUG 2005 14:40

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points DETAIL Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3
1 188 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 15.95 848 SB 15.36 15.51 15.95
2 833 Alexey Sysoev RUS RUS 15.75 836 PB 15.28 15.31 15.75
3 300 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN FIN 14.95 787   14.75 14.95 14.78
4 1032 Paul Terek USA USA 14.31 747   13.90 14.31 X
5 39 Roland Schwarzl AUT AUT 13.73 712   13.08 13.73 13.46
6 491 Claston Bernard JAM JAM 13.68 709 SB 13.09 13.68 13.15
7 232 Óscar González ESP ESP 13.63 706 PB 13.63 12.88 12.95
8 67 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL BEL 12.92 662   12.46 12.92 X
9 925 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 12.85 658 SB X 12.85 12.74
  327 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA DNS          
  1049 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB DNS          
  692 Benjamin Jensen NOR NOR DNS          
  549 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ DNS    

High Jump

Event Report - Men Decathlon Event 4 - High Jump

Sebrle moves into the lead in Decathlon

The fury of Nature became a determining factor in the high jump, as strong winds and rain hindered the competitors, especially as the event was coming to a conclusion and the big points were waiting to be collected. 

Roman Sebrle (CZE) dealt with the inclement weather better than his rival Bryan Clay (USA).   The Czech leaped 2.06 to take his first lead of the day and now enjoys a thin 27-point cushion over the American, 3634 to 3607. 

Only a light rain was falling for a few of the jumps at 2.03, but then a torrential downpour—complete with lightning and thunder—eventually interrupted the competition for two hours.  

Sebrle was able to get in a third-round clearance at 2.03 while conditions were normal, but less than three minutes later, as the rain started to fall, Clay endured his final failure at that height to end with 2.00.

Then, with the drops falling even more frequently, the Czech then showed his fierce competitive spirit at 2.06 as he leaped the height on his first attempt.   It turned out to be his high-water point for the night, but it was enough to give him the overall lead against the American as only the 400 metres remains on tonight’s schedule.
 
The top jumper of the evening was Attila Zsivoczky (HUN) who ended with 2.15 and enough points to land in fifth place at 3482. 

The superiority of the Hungarian, who has been training this season with Sebrle, was not surprising, considering that his PB of 2.22 was the best of the field. 

After the rain delay, Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS) came back rejuvenated by his two-hour rest and promptly cleared 2.06, followed by 2.09, to move into third with 3556, while the fourth spot is occupied by Kristjan Rahnu (EST) at 3523 after a 2.03 leap. 

Although currently only in ninth place with 3391, Aleksey Drozdov (RUS) had one of the most spectacular clearances of the competition as he leaped 2.06 when the conditions were at their absolute worst.

Group A 09 AUG 2005 17:30

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points DETAIL 1.82 1.85 1.88 1.91 1.94 1.97 2.00 2.03 2.06 2.09
1 833 Alexey Sysoev RUS RUS 2.06 859   - - O - XO O O O XO XXX
2 67 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL BEL 2.03 831 PB O - O - O O XO XO XXX  
3 188 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 2.00 803 SB - O - O XXO XO O XXX    
4 232 Óscar González ESP ESP 2.00 803 SB - - O - O XO XXO XXX    
5 1032 Paul Terek USA USA 1.97 776   O - O O XO O XXX      
6 925 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 1.94 749   - O XO O XO XXX        
7 300 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN FIN 1.91 723   - O O O XXX          
8 39 Roland Schwarzl AUT AUT 1.82 644   O - XXX              
  327 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA DNS                        
  1049 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB DNS                        
  491 Claston Bernard JAM JAM DNS                        
  549 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ DNS                        
  692 Benjamin Jensen NOR NOR DNS                        

Group B 09 AUG 2005 20:45

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points DETAIL 1.79 1.82 1.85 1.88 1.91 1.94 1.97 2.00 2.03 2.06 2.09 2.12 2.15 2.18
1 439 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 2.15 944 SB - - - - - - - O O XO XXO XXO O XXX
2 823 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 2.09 887 SB - - - - - - O O XO XO O XXX    
3 807 Aleksey Drozdov RUS RUS 2.06 859   - - - - O O O XXO O O        
3 186 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 2.06 859 SB - - - - - O - O XXO O XXX      
5 256 Mikk Pahapill EST EST 2.06 859   - - - - - O - XO XO XXO XXX      
6 401 André Niklaus GER GER 2.03 831 PB - - - O - O O O O X        
7 258 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 2.03 831 SB - - - O - O O XO O          
8 975 Bryan Clay USA USA 2.00 803   - - - - XO XO O O XXX          
9 669 Eugene Martineau NED NED 2.00 803   - - - - O O O XO XXX          
10 150 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN 2.00 803   O - O - O O O XXO XXX          
11 1008 Phil McMullen USA USA 1.94 749 SB - O O O XO O XXX              
12 310 Romain Barras FRA FRA 1.94 749   - - O O XO XXO XXX              
  510 Maurice Smith JAM JAM DNS  

400 Metres

Event Reports - Men Decathlon Event 5 - 400m

Clay Closes the First Day with a 14Point Lead over Sebrle

If the decathletes thought that they had been punished enough by the weather which interrupted the high jump, they were none too pleased to see the wet conditions return for their 400-metre races at the end of the evening. 

Bryan Clay (USA) chose to ignore all of this, bearing down hard and running a PB 47.78 which, against the 48.62 of Roman Sebrle (CZE), elevated him back into the lead by 14 points in what has proven to be a most exciting decathlon competition.  

Running in the third of the four heats, four-event leader Sebrle issued a challenge to his principal rival with a season-best 48.62.  The Czech paid little attention the light rain still falling as he crossed the finish line and then collapsed to the moist Mondo track, totally spent of energy after an inordinately long day in the stadium. 

Clay was assigned to the final heat, and he shot away from the blocks and down the backstretch truly as a man on a mission.  In the middle of the final curve, Hamdi Dhouibi (TUN) pulled even with the American and pulled virtually the entire field across the line in a new PB. 

Dhouibi’s PB 47.04 led both the career bests of 47.78 from Clay and the 48.58 time of Kristjan Rahnu (EST). 

“I thought my time could have been even better, but in the final straight we had a terrible headwind,” said Clay.  “I had to push very hard to get that PB,” he added, relieved that the first day was over.

For all of the bad weather and delays the athletes had to endure, Clay’s first-day total of 4527 is remarkably close to his best opening-day score of 4554, which came in the warmth of Athens last year during his silver-medal performance.  Today, he was buoyed by a good 100-metre time of 10.43, a sensational shot put of 16.25—a PB by almost one metre—as well as the 400-metre lifetime best which came almost eleven hours after he first went to the starting line this morning. 

Both Clay and Sebrle are strong second-day performers, and it would not be at all surprising to see their duel come down to a riveting 1500-metre wrapup to the two-day event. 

“I feel that the most important events tomorrow will be the discus and javelin,” said Sebrle in offering his own preview of day two. 

Rahnu and Aleksandr Pogorelov exchanged the places they had held after four events, as the Estonian moved into third with a score of 4404, ahead of the Russian’s 4344, which resulted from his 50.58 one-lap time. 

Attila Zsivóczky (HUN), traditionally one of the better 400-metre runners, saw his 49.29 time hold fifth place at 4330, only 14 points away from Pogorelov, as Dhouibi jumped from 13th to sixth at the end of the first day with 4216 as a result of his splendid competition-leading run. 

The Tunisian ended four points in front of three-time champion Tomás Dvorák (CZE), whose 50.34 dropped him into seventh at 4212.

Heat 1 09 AUG 2005 22:05

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 300 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN FIN 50.29 801 0.117
2 188 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 50.34 799 0.154
3 833 Alexey Sysoev RUS RUS 50.46 794 0.153
4 823 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 50.58 788 0.160
  692 Benjamin Jensen NOR NOR DNS   0.000
  491 Claston Bernard JAM JAM DNS   0.000
 

Heat 2 09 AUG 2005 22:12

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 232 Óscar González ESP ESP 49.71 SB 828 0.149
2 39 Roland Schwarzl AUT AUT 50.81 778 0.138
3 807 Aleksey Drozdov RUS RUS 51.11 764 0.138
4 256 Mikk Pahapill EST EST 51.44 749 0.155
  549 Dmitriy Karpov KAZ KAZ DNS   0.000
  327 Laurent Hernu FRA FRA DNS   0.000
 

Heat 3 09 AUG 2005 22:19

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 186 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 48.62 SB 879 0.156
2 67 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL BEL 49.04 859 0.170
3 439 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 49.29 848 0.160
4 401 André Niklaus GER GER 49.42 842 0.238
5 1008 Phil McMullen USA USA 50.21 805 0.189
6 669 Eugene Martineau NED NED 50.45 794 0.142
  1049 Vitaliy Smirnov UZB UZB DNS   0.000
 

Heat 4 09 AUG 2005 22:26

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 925 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 47.04 PB 956 0.171
2 975 Bryan Clay USA USA 47.78 PB 920 0.149
3 258 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 48.58 PB 881 0.184
4 310 Romain Barras FRA FRA 48.63 PB 879 0.172
5 1032 Paul Terek USA USA 48.85 868 0.153
  150 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN DNS   0.000
  510 Maurice Smith JAM JAM DNS   0.000

110 Metres Hurdles

Event Report - Men Decathlon Event 6 -110m Hurdles

A new day dawned for the decathletes, but it was a day with an invisible sun and a cold biting wind.

First-day leader Bryan Clay (USA) recited a pre-race mantra and then fought his way to a 14.43 against a 2.6 mps headwind.  Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS), running in an outside lane against the stadium tribune, raised his right fist in triumph over the elements as he closed the gap at the end for a 14.45 time. 

Roman Sebrle (CZE), only 14 points behind Clay at the start of the second day, was fourth in the same heat with 14.71, just behind the 14.65 of Romain Barras (FRA). 

The gap between the two main protagonists widened as a result of the hurdles, as Clay now enjoys a 49-point margin with his six-event score of 5447, as against Sebrle’s 5398.

Pogorelov also improved his position significantly, still in fourth but only eight points away from Kristjan Rahnu (EST), who survived a near tumble at the end of his heat to win in 14.87 as a 1.6 wind pushed him back and perhaps helped him to stay upright at the end. 

Rahnu at 5269 and Pogorelov with 5261 appear to be pulling ahead of the rest of the field, led by the 5161 of Attila Zsivóczky (HUN) after his 15.15 hurdle time. 

Tomás Dvorák (CZE), running in the heat with Clay and Sebrle, clocked a 14.81 but he remains in seventh with an aggregate 5085, behind the 5119 of Hamdi Dhouibi (TUN).

Although the severe rains of Tuesday evening seem to have temporarily gone elsewhere, the low-pressure system riveted to the Helsinki area, with the associated cold winds, makes any talk of records senseless.   Winning would appear to be as much a matter of survival as of physical supremacy.

Heat 1 10 AUG 2005 10:05 Wind -2.6 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 975 Bryan Clay USA USA 14.43 920 0.138
2 823 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 14.45 917 0.160
3 310 Romain Barras FRA FRA 14.65 892 0.156
4 186 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 14.71 885 0.201
5 188 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 14.81 873 0.156
 

Heat 2 10 AUG 2005 10:13 Wind -3.0 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 256 Mikk Pahapill EST EST 15.37 805 0.169
2 833 Alexey Sysoev RUS RUS 15.49 791 0.173
3 1008 Phil McMullen USA USA 15.58 781 0.194
4 807 Aleksey Drozdov RUS RUS 15.67 770 0.154
5 67 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL BEL 15.75 761 0.183
 

Heat 3 10 AUG 2005 10:21 Wind -1.9 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 925 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 14.56 SB 903 0.143
2 401 André Niklaus GER GER 14.78 876 0.167
3 39 Roland Schwarzl AUT AUT 14.90 862 0.133
4 439 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 15.15 831 0.165
  150 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN DNS   0.000
 

Heat 4 10 AUG 2005 10:29 Wind -1.6 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points Reaction Time
1 258 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 14.87 SB 865 0.210
2 232 Óscar González ESP ESP 14.96 SB 854 0.132
3 300 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN FIN 15.04 SB 845 0.149
4 1032 Paul Terek USA USA 15.83 752 0.151
5 669 Eugene Martineau NED NED 15.85 750 0.137

Discus Throw

Event Report - Men Decathlon Event 7 - Discus Throw

Bryan Clay (USA) moved further into the lead in the decathlon after the discus, the seventh of the ten events.

Throwing at the top of the order in the first group, the American unleashed a 51.79 and then improved to 53.68 in the second round for the day’s two best efforts. 

Instead of having the wind as an adversary, as in the hurdle event,  the competitors now had the advantage of a strong, favourable wind for their throws. 

Roman Sebrle (CZE), trailing Clay by 49 points after six events, also competed in the first group.  He opened with a modest 46.85 but on seeing what it would take to keep pace with the American, he fouled on his next to attempts to lose further ground in his bid for the gold medal which has thus far eluded him.   For the first time in the competition, a look of frustration and concern seemed evident on the Czech’s face as he fell 191 points behind Clay, 6394 to 6203. 

A jubilant Attila Zsivóczky (HUN) celebrated a PB 49.58 throw which was the best of the rest.  However, it wasn’t enough for the Hungarian to climb higher in the standings, and he remains in fifth with 6023. 

Kristjan Rahnu (EST) held on to third with a 47.13 fling and a 6080 point accumulation, as Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS) saw his 46.68 toss hold fourth at 6062. 

Aleksey Drozdov (RUS) was the only competitor other than Clay to surpass fifty metres with 50.13.  As a result, the Russian moved from 12th to eighth with a seven-event total of 5798, just two points ahead of the 5796 of Andre Niklaus (GER), whose 46.13 throw was a PB by almost 2½ metres. 

Moving up one place, from seventh to sixth was Tomás Dvorák (CZE) with an aggregate 5866 after a 45.69, as Hamdi Dhouibi (TUN), not a strong throws competitor, saw his 41.17 best produce a 5807 total for seventh.

Group A 10 AUG 2005 11:10 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points DETAIL Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3
1 975 Bryan Clay USA USA 53.68 947   51.79 53.68 X
2 807 Aleksey Drozdov RUS RUS 50.13 873   49.90 50.13 48.84
3 439 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 49.58 862 PB 48.45 49.58 48.74
4 258 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 47.13 811   47.01 46.42 47.13
5 186 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 46.85 805   46.85 X X
6 823 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 46.68 801   X 43.27 46.68
7 401 André Niklaus GER GER 46.13 790 PB 43.14 X 46.13
8 256 Mikk Pahapill EST EST 45.81 784   41.34 39.03 45.81
9 310 Romain Barras FRA FRA 44.24 751 SB 44.24 43.42 43.60
  150 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN DNS          

Group B 10 AUG 2005 12:35 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points DETAIL Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3
1 1008 Phil McMullen USA USA 49.28 855   48.32 49.28 X
2 833 Alexey Sysoev RUS RUS 47.13 811   46.40 46.34 47.13
3 188 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 45.69 781 SB 45.69 43.19 44.43
4 39 Roland Schwarzl AUT AUT 45.56 778   45.56 45.26 42.46
5 1032 Paul Terek USA USA 44.65 760 SB 44.65 40.03 41.27
6 300 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN FIN 42.41 714 SB 42.41 X X
7 925 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 41.17 688   41.17 X X
8 669 Eugene Martineau NED NED 40.23 669   X 28.45 40.23
9 67 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL BEL 38.62 637   36.20 38.62 36.55
10 232 Óscar González ESP ESP 37.03 604 SB 37.03 34.74 X

Pole Vault

Event Report - Men Decathlon Event 8 - Pole Vault

The weather conditions were sufficiently bad—and expected to worsen later in the day—that the competition management decided to delay the women’s pole vault final until Friday evening. 

Unfortunately, the decathlon pole vault had to go on as scheduled because of the requirement that the event be completed in two consecutive days.  Such challenges are part and parcel of a decathlete’s life.

Undoubtedly longing for the warmth of his younger days in Hawaii, Bryan Clay (USA) fought the strong crosswinds and wrestled his way to 4.90—the same height he cleared on a much balmier day last August in Athens—to increase his lead over Roman Sebrle (CZE).

The Czech managed 4.80, but then passed 4.90 in order to use his remaining energy at 5.00, a height which he thought might cut into Clay’s advantage.   That five-metre jump didn’t materialize, and the two top athletes became even more separated as only two disciplines remain. 

After eight events, the American is now 222 points ahead of the man who defeated him last year at the Olympics.  Most surprising is the fact that Clay’s eight-event total of 7274 is nine points more than he had at this stage in Athens under much more inviting conditions.   

Sebrle still holds second with 7052, but Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS) profited from a 5.00 leap to move into third within 80 points of the Czech at 6972.  

The top vaulter of the day was Andre Niklaus (GER).  The 23-year-old, twice a European under-23 decathlon champion, equaled his outdoor PB 5.30 and moved up three spots into sixth place with 6800. 

Kristjan Rahnu (EST) dropped to fourth at 6899 as a result of his 4.70 vault, as Attila Zsivóczky (HUN) held fast to fifth with a 4.80 jump and 6872 total points.

Group A 10 AUG 2005 14:25 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points DETAIL 4.20 4.30 4.40 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.90 5.00 5.10
1 1032 Paul Terek USA USA 5.00 910   - - - - XXO - - XO XO XXX
2 39 Roland Schwarzl AUT AUT 4.90 880 SB - - - XXO - XO O O XXX  
3 925 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 4.80 849   - - O - - O O XXX    
4 67 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL BEL 4.70 819   O - XO O XO O XXX      
5 232 Óscar González ESP ESP 4.60 790 PB O - XO - XXO XXX        
6 300 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN FIN 4.50 760   O O XO XO XXX          
7 188 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 4.20 673   O - XXX              
  669 Eugene Martineau NED NED NM     - XXX                
  833 Alexey Sysoev RUS RUS NM     XXX                  
  1008 Phil McMullen USA USA NM     - - - XXX            

Group B 10 AUG 2005 14:25 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points DETAIL 4.20 4.30 4.40 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.90 5.00 5.10 5.20 5.30 5.40
1 401 André Niklaus GER GER 5.30 1004 PB - - - - - O - O - XO O XXO XXX
2 823 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 5.00 910   - - - - - O - O XO XXX      
3 975 Bryan Clay USA USA 4.90 880   - - - O O O XO XO XXX        
4 186 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 4.80 849 SB - - O - XO - O - XXX        
5 310 Romain Barras FRA FRA 4.80 849   - XO - O O XO O XXX          
6 256 Mikk Pahapill EST EST 4.80 849 PB O - XO O O O XO XXX          
7 439 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 4.80 849   - O - O XO O XXO XXX          
8 258 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 4.70 819   XO - O - XXO O XXX            
9 807 Aleksey Drozdov RUS RUS 4.50 760   XO XO O XO XXX                
  150 Haifeng Qi CHN CHN DNS  

Javelin Throw

Event Report - Men Decathlon Event 9 - Javelin Throw

Bryan Clay (USA) rambled down the javelin runway on his first attempt and threw a PB 70.42 to all but claim the gold medal.  But that wasn’t enough for the American, who added yet another 1½ metres with an easy-to-remember 72.00 on his second throw. 

That, combined the mediocre throw of 63.21 by Roman Sebrle (CZE), put Clay 356 points ahead of the Czech with 8194 points.  Sebrle’s nine-event total stands at 7838. 

Clay aside, the top competitors threw the javelin in a rather narrow range, between 59 and 63 metres, and as a result, the top six placers did not change positions. 

Sebrle accumulated some insurance points for the silver medal against Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS), whose 59.79 throw put him 131 points behind the Czech at 7707. 

At the same time, Kristjan Rahnu (EST) moved to within 45 points of a bronze medal with a 61.65 fling and an aggregate 7662.  

A more likely candidate to overtake Pogorelov is Attila Zsivócky (HUN), whose 1500-metre capability is among the best of the front runners.  The Hungarian threw 63.02 and stands in his customary fifth-place spot with 7655, only 52 points away from medal territory.  With each second in the 1500 metres worth roughly seven points, Zsivócky would need to defeat Pogorelov by less than eight seconds to claim an award. 

With a PB 61.74, Andre Niklaus (GER) held his sixth-place spot with 7564, ahead of Mikk Pahapill (EST) who moved from ninth to seventh after his 63.53 javelin produced a 7374 total.

Group A 10 AUG 2005 17:30 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points DETAIL Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3
1 300 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN FIN 66.27 833 SB 66.27 65.64 X
2 188 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 64.89 812   63.18 64.89 X
3 807 Aleksey Drozdov RUS RUS 63.67 793   61.06 63.67 61.23
4 256 Mikk Pahapill EST EST 63.53 791   63.53 62.17 60.83
5 310 Romain Barras FRA FRA 60.39 744   59.46 60.39 59.94
6 1008 Phil McMullen USA USA 53.35 638   52.79 52.35 53.35
7 67 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL BEL 50.18 591   50.18 X X
8 232 Óscar González ESP ESP 45.54 523 SB 42.89 45.35 45.54
  833 Alexey Sysoev RUS RUS DNS          
  669 Eugene Martineau NED NED DNS          

Group B 10 AUG 2005 18:45 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points DETAIL Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3
1 975 Bryan Clay USA USA 72.00 920 PB 70.42 72.00 68.36
2 186 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 63.21 786   62.81 X 63.21
3 439 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 63.02 783 SB 63.02 59.50 X
4 401 André Niklaus GER GER 61.74 764 PB 60.26 60.10 61.74
5 258 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 61.65 763 SB 61.65 60.31 59.23
6 823 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 59.79 735 SB X 58.52 59.79
7 1032 Paul Terek USA USA 54.46 655 SB 54.37 54.46 48.31
8 925 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 52.83 631 SB 48.16 48.97 52.83
9 39 Roland Schwarzl AUT AUT 50.67 599   50.67 50.35 48.11

1500 Metres

Event Report - Men Decathlon Event 10 - 1500 metres

The Almighty must be a decathlon fan, judging from the way the heavy rains suddenly ceased moments before the event-ending 1500 metres.

Be it on a wet or a dry track, Bryan Clay (USA) was not going to be denied the gold medal tonight in the ten-eventer.  Even in finishing last by jogging 5:03.77 in the concluding 1500 metres, the American scored a total of 8732 for a victory margin of 211 over the 8521 total amassed by the man who had defeated him for the Olympic title a year ago, Roman Sebrle (CZE). 

Clay’s total was also the world’s best in the decathlon this season. 

It was the widest victory in a World Championship decathlon since Dan O’Brien’s first of three consecutive wins 14 years ago in the Tokyo championships, and it followed the victory two years ago in Paris by another American, Tom Pappas.  

For Clay, at age 25 a relative newcomer to the event with only three previous seasons of international competition, tonight’s performance was second only to the total from Athens in his lifetime dossier.  But the inclement conditions under which he was forced to perform here spoke loudly about his tenacity and sheer grit.  

Personal bests in the shot put and the 400 metres on that hurricane-like first day led to a halfway total only 27 points under his compilation midway through his Olympic performance. 

The knockout blow came earlier today in the javelin, in which the American bettered his previous career best by more than two metres.  After all of that, perhaps Clay could be forgiven for strolling his metric mile.

“It’s always great to beat the king,” exclaimed Clay at the end, paying homage to the current Olympic champion and world-record holder Sebrle.  “Many events could have gone wrong today, but everything went my way.  I have been second twice, with Roman finding a way to win [at Olympics and 2004 World Indoors].  Now I have learned from him how to do it myself!” 

For Sebrle, tonight’s total was not even inside the top ten of his career.  But the Czech gave it his all, running 4:39.54 at the end.   Now 30, the opportunities for him to add a World Championships gold are seemingly waning as a younger group of athletes are making their presence known. 

The Czech didn’t fret over his failure to win tonight.  “I feel that after two days, I have won the silver rather than having lost the gold.  Bryan was just too strong.” 

With the top two places virtually decided before the final event, the anticipation lay in the assignment of the bronze medal, which ultimately ended in the hands of Attila Zsivóczky (HUN).  The training partner of Sebrle and a fine practitioner of the 1500, the 28-year-old Zsivóczky stayed near the front during the entire run and ended with 4:32.17, the fifth-best time of the field.  The men he needed to beat by at least eight seconds—Kristjan Rahnu (EST) and Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS)—finished only slightly ahead of Clay.

“When I crossed the line I was looking for Pogorelov, but I could not see him,” Zsivóczky remarked.  “It took me a few seconds to realize where he was, and only then could I relax.  The only reason I was worried [going into the 1500] was that I could feel that I had the [bronze] medal within reach, but that I should be careful not to lose it.” 

The Hungarian’s medal, won with a total of 8385 points, is not the first international award in the family.  His father, Gyula Zsivóczky, was the hammer champion at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968.

Sebrle and Zsivóczky were hosted by Clay in California last April for a three-week training camp.   Perhaps the Europeans were unknowingly being scouted by the American during that time.   Regardless, the handshakes and embraces by all of the competitors at the end demonstrated what a close-knit fraternity these men form. 

With 22-year-old Frédéric Xhonneux (BEL) winning the 1500 in 4:22.71, the next man to cross the line was Andre Niklaus (GER).  The 23-year-old German’s 4:28.93 was enough to pull him up from sixth to fourth at the end with a final total of 8316, a PB by 123 points. 

Slipping two places because of their performances in the 1500 were Pogorelov and Rahnu, who ended fifth and sixth with respective scores of 8246 and 8223. 

Tomás Dvorák  (CZE), a past three-time winner, finished eighth with 8068, just behind the 8087 total of Romain Barras (FRA) in seventh.

10 AUG 2005 20:55 Please click on a row below to view more information

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points
1 67 Frédéric Xhonneux BEL BEL 4:22.71 793
2 401 André Niklaus GER GER 4:28.93 752
3 925 Hamdi Dhouibi TUN TUN 4:31.24 736
4 310 Romain Barras FRA FRA 4:31.94 732
5 439 Attila Zsivoczky-Pandel HUN HUN 4:32.17 730
6 1008 Phil McMullen USA USA 4:33.38 723
7 188 Tomáš Dvořák CZE CZE 4:34.24 717
8 232 Óscar González ESP ESP 4:35.25 711
9 1032 Paul Terek USA USA 4:36.59 702
10 300 Jaakko Ojaniemi FIN FIN 4:38.18 692
11 807 Aleksey Drozdov RUS RUS 4:38.96 687
12 186 Roman Šebrle CZE CZE 4:39.54 683
13 256 Mikk Pahapill EST EST 4:48.26 SB 629
14 39 Roland Schwarzl AUT AUT 4:51.25 611
15 258 Kristjan Rahnu EST EST 4:59.73 561
16 823 Aleksandr Pogorelov RUS RUS 5:03.62 539
17 975 Bryan Clay USA USA 5:03.77 538

Final ranking

Points table after 10th event

Rank Athlete Overall points 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110 mh DT PV JT 1500 m
1 Bryan Clay
 United States
8732 (WL) 992 pts
10.43 s
945
7.54
867
16.25
803
2.00
920
47.78
920
14.43
947
53.68
880
4.90
920
72.00
538
5:03.77
2 Roman Šebrle
 Czech Republic
8521 881 pts
10.91 s
1025
7.86
869
16.29
859
2.06
879
48.62
885
14.71
805
46.85
849
4.80
786
63.21
683
4:39.54
3 Attila Zsivoczky
 Hungary
8385 883 pts
10.90 s
821
7.03
834
15.72
944
2.15
848
49.29
831
15.15
862
49.58
849
4.80
783
63.02
730
4:32.17
4 André Niklaus
 Germany
8316 (PB) 852 pts
11.04 s
862
7.20
743
14.24
831
2.03
842
49.42
876
14.78
790
46.13
1004
5.30
764
61.74
752
4:28.93
5 Aleksandr Pogorelov
 Russia
8246 892 pts
10.86 s
932
7.49
845
15.90
887
2.09
788
50.58
917
14.45
801
46.68
910
5.00
735
59.79
539
5:03.62
6 Kristjan Rahnu
 Estonia
8223 954 pts
10.59 s
900
7.36
838
15.79
831
2.03
881
48.58
865
14.87
811
47.13
819
4.70
763
61.65
561
4:59.73
7 Romain Barras
 France
8087 827 pts
11.15 s
898
7.35
766
14.62
749
1.94
879
48.63
892
14.65
751
44.24
849
4.80
744
60.39
732
4:31.94
8 Tomáš Dvořák
 Czech Republic
8068 874 pts
10.94 s
888
7.31
848
15.95
803
2.00
799
50.34
873
14.81
781
45.69
673
4.20
812
64.89
717
4:34.24
9 Jaakko Ojaniemi
 Finland
8042 (SB) 935 pts
10.67 s
952
7.57
787
14.95
723
1.91
801
50.29
845
15.04
714
42.41
760
4.50
833
66.27
692
4:38.18
10 Aleksey Drozdov
 Russia
8038 845 pts
11.07 s
871
7.24
816
15.43
859
2.06
764
51.11
770
15.67
873
50.13
760
4.50
793
63.67
687
4:38.96
11 Hamdi Dhouibi
 Tunisia
8023 (AR) 935 pts
10.67 s
918
7.43
658
12.85
749
1.94
956
47.04
903
14.56
688
41.17
849
4.80
631
52.83
736
4:31.24
12 Mikk Pahapill
 Estonia
8003 847 pts
11.06 s
878
7.27
812
15.36
859
2.06
749
51.44
805
15.37
784
45.81
849
4.80
791
63.53
629
4:48.26
13 Paul Terek
 United States
7921 899 pts
10.83 s
852
7.16
747
14.31
776
1.97
868
48.85
752
15.83
760
44.65
910
5.00
655
54.46
702
4:36.59
14 Frédéric Xhonneux
 Belgium
7616 799 pts
11.28 s
864
7.21
662
12.92
831
2.03
859
49.04
761
15.75
637
38.62
819
4.70
591
50.18
793
4:22.71
15 Roland Schwarzl
 Austria
7549 847 pts
11.06 s
838
7.10
712
13.73
644
1.82
778
50.81
862
14.90
778
45.56
880
4.90
599
50.67
611
4:51.25
16 Óscar González
 Spain
7526 845 pts
11.07 s
862
7.20
706
13.63
803
2.00
828
49.71
854
14.96
604
37.03
790
4.60
523
45.54
711
4:35.25
17 Phil McMullen
 United States
6832 759 pts
11.47 s
732
6.65
790
15.01
749
1.94
805
50.21
781
15.58
855
49.28
0
NM
638
53.35
723
4:33.38
  Aleksey Sysoyev
 Russia
DNF 924 pts
10.72 s
657
6.32
836
15.75
859
2.06
794
50.46
791
15.49
811
47.13
0
NM
 
 
  Eugène Martineau
 Netherlands
DNF 812 pts
11.22 s
850
7.15
686
13.31
803
2.00
794
50.45
750
15.85
669
40.23
0
NM
 
 
  Qi Haifeng
 China
DNF 878 pts
10.92 s
857
7.18
695
13.45
803
2.00
         
 
  Claston Bernard
 Jamaica
DNF 908 pts
10.79 s
767
6.80
709
13.68
           
 
  Maurice Smith
 Jamaica
DNF 903 pts
10.81 s
854
7.17
0
NM
           
 
  Benjamin Jensen
 Norway
DNF 852 pts
11.04 s
0
NM
             
 
  Vitaliy Smirnov
 Uzbekistan
DNF 0 pts
18.28 s
               
 
  Dmitriy Karpov
 Kazakhstan
DNF 0 pts
DQ
               
 
  Laurent Hernu
 France
DNS                  
 
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