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Heptathlon: Thiam delivers historic double

M Hanratty
5 Aug 2021

Nafissatou Thiam, gold medallists in the heptathlon

Nafissatou Thiam joins Jackie Joyner-Kersee to become only the second woman to complete an Olympic double in the heptathlon. Thiam’s sequal to Rio 2016 went to the form book, particularly as reigning world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson pulled up injured in the 200m at the end of the first day.

It was a Dutch affair for the remaining medals. Anouk Vetter broke her national record with 6689 to gain silver. Emma Oosterwegel forced her way to bronze in the 800m at the expense of USA’s Kendell Williams, who was in third position coming into the final event.

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