Sophie Weisenberg won the 25th Stadtwerke Mehrkampf meeting. The Leverkusen player showed a stable performance and collected 6273 points. Seventh Olympian Caroline Schaeffer finished second with 6,170 points.
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Hyperthallon Day 2
800 meters | Caroline Schaeffer, Total Fight Victory of Sophie Weisenberg
In the last 800 metres, Caroline Schaeffer once again mobilized all her reserves. On the last lap, the woman from Frankfurt took the lead, fought for all ten, and completely exhausted, crossed the finish line with a new personal best of 2:13.95 minutes. A conciliatory conclusion to the 30-year-old who collected 6,170 points in the final count.
Sophie Weißenberg didn’t let the lead on the last lap become too big and finished fourth after 2:18.72 minutes. With 6,273 points, the Leverkusen player not only won in Ratingen for the first time, but also remained 23 points above the European Championship standards for Munich. France’s Leonie Campors won the third place (5933 points). Anna-Lena Obermayer (LG Telis Finanz Regensburg, 5,745 points) and American Shayna Burns (5,716 points) followed with the best performance.
Comments about the competition:
Sophie Weisenberg (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen):
“I’m so happy. Because I didn’t think I was going to win in Ratingen. The atmosphere in Ratingen was incredibly good, and I got goosebumps as soon as I saw the athletes. It was solid results without outside to the upside. If there was, I could attack the rules of the World Cup in Gotzes. I have exceeded the standards of the European Championship and I am happy with my first start with the seniors.”
Caroline Schaefer (Eintracht Frankfurt):
“I didn’t think I would win the 800m in the end. But winning the best performance was again useful for the head. Of course, the performances were not what I expected of myself. But it is important to deliver in the summer. The jumps and sprints are not going smoothly at the moment. But That’s normal at this point in the season. Whether or not I’ll start at Gotzes will only be decided at short notice.”
javelin throw | Sophie Weissenberg throw counters by Caroline Schaeffer
Sophie Weisenberg celebrated 45.84 meters on the first attempt. After a second unsuccessful attempt, the woman from Leverkusen followed up on the last javelin and pushed the 600-gram device to 48.00 metres. The 24-year-old threw nearly five meters off her best seven and took important points in the overall standings.
Caroline Schaeffer was not satisfied. The 54-meter launcher cut 47.81 meters in its best attempt. Anna-Lena Obermayer was the third best afternoon thrower. Regensburger reached 41.81 metres.
In the general standings, Sophie Weisenberg entered the final over the 800m with 5,432 points, 170 points ahead of Caroline Schaeffer. Which corresponds to about twelve seconds. With a time of 2:17 minutes, Sophie Weißenberg will achieve a new personal best. France’s Leonie Campers lost second in the overall standings despite scoring the best new javelin throw (35.05m). It comes in third place after six majors with a score of 5,033 points.
long jump | Lovisa Carlson wins best performance
Prior to her heptathlon career, Sophie Weisenberg (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen) was successful in the youth category as a long jumper. In 2016 she won a silver medal at the World U-20 Championships. Of course, this discipline remains one of her absolute strengths in the Saba. She proved it at the beginning of the second day of the 25th plenary meeting at Stadtwerke Ratingen. Sophie Weisenberg jumped 6.21 meters on the first attempt, although she gave up about 25 centimeters on the board.
On the third try, I hit the board, but technically the jump wasn’t round. 6.15 meters means no increase. Lovisa Carlson celebrates her New Best Celebrity! The Swede jumped 6.27 meters on the third attempt and was the best long jumper. Belgium’s Hanne Maudens (6.09m) was the third athlete to cross the six-meter mark.
In her first long jump competition of the year, Caroline Schaeffer missed the six-meter mark. The Frankfurt woman’s best attempt was 5.84 metres. As a result, the 30-year-old lost significant points in order to be within the Eugene World Cup benchmark of 6420 points. She missed the base by only one point when she finished seventh at the Tokyo Olympics.
In the overall standings, Sophie Weisenberg consolidated her lead with 4,611 points. Behind them, France’s Leonie Campores (4460 points) and Caroline Scheffer (4444 points) exchanged positions. Anna Maiwald (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen) did not compete on day two of the heptathlon.
Hyperthalon Day 1
200 meters | Sophie Weisenberg wins and expands the lead
With a solid race at the end of day one of the heptathlon, Sophie Weisenberg (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen) cemented the lead for the heptathlon. In headwinds, she won the fastest 200 Mezter in 24.03 seconds. She was followed by Caroline Schaefer (Eintracht Frankfurt) with a time of 24.40 seconds, and Leonie Campors of France (24.44 seconds). Anna-Lena Obermaier (LG Telis Finanz Regensburg; 25.42 seconds) celebrated her new best performance in the second race.
In the overall standings, Sophie Weißenberg collected 3,696 points in the first half. Caroline Schaeffer 3,643 points and Leonie Campors 3,620 points. They are followed by Anna Maiwald (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen; 3,431 points) and Anna-Lena Obermayer, who is on track to her best performance with 3,391 points.
Shot put | Caroline Schaeffer satisfied, Shayna Burns in the lead
After an invalid first attempt, Caroline Schafer clenched her fist on the shot set after the second round and took to defending her coach Michael Cole. The four-kilogram ball fell at the 14-meter mark, measuring exactly 13.98 meters, thus only one centimeter lower than its seventh place at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Things went much better for Shayna Burns. The American celebrated the third attempt for the best new character, which is 14.70 metres. She was the only seven-year-old to cross the 14-meter mark. Behind Caroline Schaeffer was followed by Anna Maywald (13.81 m) and Sophie Weissenberg (13.59 m).
In the overall standings, the top quartet narrowed down after throwing the ball. Sophie Weißenberg led with 2,718 points, followed by Caroline Schaefer by 18 points over Leonie Campors (2,681 points) and shot put winner Shayna Burns (2,679 points).
high jump | Leonie Campers with 1.80m is the strongest heptathlete
Leonie Campers runs at high speed across the bar in the high jump. If the French can turn this speed into the jump, it is high. After all, the high jump has a personal best of 1.86 metres. The 21-year-old also showed in Ratingen that she has mastered the system. With 1.80 metres, he was seventh in the World Indoor Championships as the best high jump heptathlete. At a height of 1.83 meters, she narrowly failed three times.
Sophie Weisenberg would have loved to jump 1.80 meters in Ratingen. But at this height the bar fell three times. So he stayed at 1.77 meters for the Leverkusen woman. She jumped second at the 2019 European Under-23 Championships this exact height in her career best seven-pointer with 6,293 points.
Caroline Schaeffer was not satisfied. After the third invalid attempt over 1.74 metres, the woman from Frankfurt left the carpet shaking her head. He went only 1.71 meters in the rating for the 30-year-old. Marek Rossing went three centimeters higher. In the overall standings, Leonie Campers topped the list with 2,017 points, ahead of Sophie Weisenberg (1951 points) and Caroline Schaeffer (1907 points).
100m Hurdles: Caroline Schaeffer runs the race in 13.57 seconds
Caroline Schaefer (Eintracht Frankfurt) got off to a good start in the Ratingen heptathlon. The 30-year-old won the 100-meter hurdles against a headwind in 13.57 seconds, making her the fastest competitor across the board. The 2017 Vice World Champion increased her best performance of the season by 13 percent. Leonie Campores (France) came in at number one hundred, with the best performance.
Sophie Weisenberg (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen) also stayed well below the 14sec mark with 13.78sec. A new personal best (13.65 seconds) for the Leverkusen woman could have been achieved. But a technical error on the eighth hurdle cost me some speed. In the first race, race winner Lovisa Karlsson (Sweden) broke the 14sec mark with a time of 14.02sec. Anna-Lena Obermaier celebrates the new best character. The Regensburger improved by a hundred to 14.24 seconds.
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