Dmitri Karpov of Kazakhstan posted the best score in the world this year to win the decathlon at the Hypo Meeting in Götzis, Austria.
Karpov, who led the IAAF World Challenge event after first five disciplines of the decathlon, pulled away by winning the pole vault with a 5.30-metre jump. He finished on 8504 points. Aleksei Sysoyev was seven points behind in second, while fellow Russian Aleksandr Pogorelov took third. Both Sysoyev and Pogorelov earned a spot on Russia's Olympic team.