Double Swedish medals in the decathlon at the JVM

Jacob Thelander, 19, from Ljungby who competes for Ljungby FIK, was one of the big gold jumps in this year’s JVM and leader in the world year best list before the championship.

But Dutchman Gabriel Emmanuel proved too difficult a nut to crack, with a final score of 7,860 points, despite Thelander setting a new personal best in the pole vault with 4.40 meters and landing a total of 7,770 points.

– The first day went really well, I’m happy with it. A lot of pluses on my press streak, which is also the Swedish record. Now on the second day I had more pole out, the hurdle hit, the discus went quite badly. The pole decent, and so I managed to get through and take the silver, says Thelander.

When you melt this, do you think you will be more satisfied with the silver?

– Yes, I think so. But now in the moment I feel that it was so close to gold. I’m a little disappointed.

Smashed personal records

If Jacob Thelander was the golden hope, 19-year-old Elliot Duvert was more of a shadow before the championship. With a total score of 7,622, he took the bronze.

– I am very, very satisfied. I came here with a personal best of 7,359 points. And now I persed with just over 300 points. Pers in seven out of ten branches, I don’t know what to say, says Duvert.

Among the personal records can be mentioned a pole vault of 4.90 meters, and a long jump of 7.25 – half a meter longer than what he previously jumped outdoors.

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The giant pole vault caused the 19-year-old who belongs to Turebergs FK in Sollentuna to climb from sixth to third place in the results list, a position he ended up in when all ten events were completed. Norwegian Abraham Sandvin Vogelsang came fourth.

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