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Frustrated Sintnicolaas want to form show on the final day decathlon

Frustrated Sintnicolaas want to form show on the final day decathlon

Eelco Sintnicolaas performs in the decathlon at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, as yet, not as he had hoped. Halfway through the Time, partly due to physical problems, on the seventeenth place, while he has previously thought for a chance to win a medal.

“I had me the first day very differently presented,” said Sintnicolaas, who Friday all wrong, I felt for the first item in the Olympic Stadium in London: the 100 metres.

“At the start I got cramps in my calves, and then starts the stress. And after 20 metres went me feet a life of its own. That is not nice and that resulted in a moderate time of 10,96.”

The cramping continued to the 30-year-old Sintnicolaas the entire day chasing. “In the long jump, shot kramperige feeling again in and also at the 400 metres. Therefore, I could not fully go. Really frustrating, because I know that I in form am. It is here, only not yet. I was jealous watching others who have performed.”

Disappointing first day Sintnicolaas

For Eelco Sintnicolaas was the first day of the decathlon is not as he had hoped.
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Sintnicolaas earned 714 points for the high jump.
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Sintnoicolaas state seventeenth.
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Disappointment at Sintnicolaas.
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All or nothing

In may it went much better with Sintnicolaas at the prestigious combined events in the Austrian Götzis. He was there in a personal record (8539 points) second and that made for a lot of confidence in the direction of London, where he had his best world cup performance (fifth in 2011 and 2013) are thought to be able to improve.

“There were at this world cup even though some good things in between, so I notice that it is the excellent direction in the direction of the second day. But I had some more points will have the 4094 that I have now.”

Nevertheless, Sintnicolaas a medal not yet completely out of his head. “The chance is very, very, very, very small. You just never know. There are always athletes out and I go each part all or not play. With a good second day can I have the 8300 points.”

See also:
Fisherman to the semi-finals, Sintnicolaas provisional fourteenth on combined events

Braun

The second and final day of the decathlon starts on Saturday at 11.00 am (Dutch time) with the 110 meter hurdles followed by discus, pole-vaulting, javelin and the 1500 metres.

Except Sintnicolaas comes with Pieter Braun, a Dutchman in action in the pentathlon and decathlon. The 24-year-old Dutchman is nineteenth. Two years ago, Braun twelfth at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Beijing.

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Program day 9 world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics: Bolt says goodbye, Fisherman in finale

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