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Sebrle is in shape

Decathlon World record holder Roman Sebrle showed excellent shape on Tuesday in his last warm-up competition before departing for Athens. 

The European champion sprinted against a strong wind -1,7 m/s in the hurdles with a 14.25 clocking.

"It felt that the wind was much stronger. So I must be pleased. To run under 14 is my aim for Olympic Decathlon."

In the Shot Put he very easily achieved 15.96m. "These were only very relaxed throws, I have more in me."

But the best result was achieved in the Long Jump. Sebrle achieved 799 with +3.4 wind support.

"That was the best, with or without wind. That gives me good hopes for Athens," said Sebrle.

"Overall I´m satisfied. Feeling very good."

Alfons Juck for the IAAF

Selected Results


100 m: 1. Jiri Vojtik 10.76, 2. Mohamed Sand, BHN 10.84
400 m: 1. Jiri Vojtik 47.12
400 mH: 1. Jiri Muzik 50.22, 2. Michal Uhlik 50.27, 3. Jaroslav Ruza 50.62 110mH /-3.1): 1. Roman Sebrle 14.25
HJ: 1. Jan Janku 220
LJ: 1. Roman Sebrle 799 (+3.4), 2. Michal Lukasiak,POL 765, 3. Tomas Pour 761, 4. Milan Kovar 760
PV: 1. Stepan Janacek 545
SP: 1. Roman Sebrle 15.96


1000 m: 1. Andrea Suldesova 2.50.38
400 m: 1. Zuzana Bergrova 55.03
LJ: 1. Martina Darmovzalova 613
HT: 1. Lucie Vrbenska 63.41