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June 26, 2006

Dmitri Karpov

Ratingen, Germany - At the end of two exciting days, the Olympic bronze medallist Dmitri Karpov from Kazakhstan won the Decathlon at the "International Mehrkampf-Meeting", which is part of IAAF World Combined Events Challenge.

Karpov collected 8414 points, significantly improving his season’s best of 8293 from Götzis, Austria (27/28 May).

In second place was Maurice Smith from Jamaica who improved his personal best mark, with 8349 points, the 25-year-old decathlete thereby improving his own Jamaican record.

In third place was the former World Junior champion, Dennis Leyckes from Germany, who collected 8310 points (new PR). Stefan Drews also made a new personal record, collecting 8233 points.

Dennis Leyckes, Stefan Drews, and the World Indoor Champion Andre Niklaus (recovering from injury and pre-selected for Gothenburg), are now qualified for the German team for the European Chmapionships.

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