Andrei Krauchanka of Belarus ignored the less-than-ideal weather conditions to piece together a world-leading 8616 score to win the decathlon at the European Championships in Zurich, while Antoinette Nana Djimou successfully defended her heptathlon title.
A triple gold medal haul for Great Britain and a world-leading performance in the decathlon highlighted a wet, windy and unseasonably chilly second day at the European Championships in Zurich on Wednesday (13).
The famous Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, the Austrian leg of the 2014 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, will celebrate its 40th anniversary between 31 May and 1 June with a gathering of world, Olympic and European medallists at the famous Mosle Stadium.
Many of Europe’s top combined events exponents will be making their way to the Austrian city of Gotzis for the 40th anniversary edition of the famous Hypo meeting, part of the 2014 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, which commences on 31 May.
The 17th edition of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge kicks off with the Oceania Combined Events championships in the Australian city of Melbourne on Thursday and Friday (3-4).
The 2013 season of the third of three annual IAAF Challenge series which are decided on standings drew to a close last weekend as Talence hosted the final competition of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge. Earlier in the month, the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge ended in Rieti, while the IAAF Race Walking Challenge reached its climax at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.
Belarus will be represented by 27 athletes at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow from 10-18 August.