Sofie Dokter became the best Dutchwoman in the prestigious Götzis all around. The 20-year-old from Groningen was seventh after seven segments, with a margin of 6,321 points. So Docter fulfilled the qualification requirement (6254) for the August World Cup in Budapest.
Marijki Eselink came in eleventh place (6222 points). Anouk Vetter, last year’s winner in Austria, withdrew before day two due to physical issues.
American Anna Hall, seeded third at last year’s World Cup in Eugene, triumphed with a total of 6,988 points. This means the fifth-highest score ever in the women’s heptathlon. Britain’s Katharina Johnson-Thompson took second place (6556 points) at a suitable distance.
Vetter skipped day two as a precaution. The defending champion was seventh after four quarters. “The Achilles tendon is very sensitive and the knee is very painful,” the 30-year-old Dutchman told NOS. There is still a World Cup in the program for which I qualify. If I continue here, I will spend a lot of time in rehabilitation and the World Cup will be in danger. He doesn’t deserve it.”
Vetter took silver in the all-around at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. She did that too last year at the World Cup in Eugene, a few weeks after she became the first Dutch woman to win the Hypo meeting in Gotzes.
Sven Rosen 11 with men
Among the men, Canadian Pierce Lepage triumphed in the decathlon with a score of 8700 points, ahead of his compatriot and Olympic champion Damien Warner (8619). Sven Rosen was in eleventh place with 8,157 points.
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