What a sentence! At the all-round meeting in Götzis, Austria, Simon Ehmer reached the distance of 8.45 meters in the long jump. With an incredible jump, the 22-year-old broke his own Swiss record by 15 centimeters on the first (and only final) attempt. For comparison: at the Olympics in Tokyo a year ago, the 8.41m long jump was enough for gold. And no athlete has jumped as much as Ehmer this year: Murali Sreesanth (IND) and Miltiadis Tentoglou (GRE) in the 8.36m.
The first discipline in Götzis already functioned better in Ehammer’s view. In the 100m sprint, he won his previous best of 10.46 seconds by a margin of 4 hundredths of a second. Upenseller aims to improve his own national decathlon record. The 19-year-old broke the 19-year-old Swiss long jump record by jumping 8.30m in Raddingen, Germany 3 weeks ago, collecting 8354 points, which has yet to be reached.
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