Chernova impresses with 6773pts tally in Kladno – IAAF Combined Events Challenge
Kladno, Czech Republic – Tatyana Chernova of Russia took a big Heptathlon victory while Cuban Leonel Suárez triumphed in the Decathlon at the 5th TNT-Fortuna IAAF World Combined Events Challenge meeting on Thursday (16).
Chernova, the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist, lived up to her star billing, scoring a massive personal best and meeting record of 6773 points. Setting up a strong duel at the upcoming World Championships, her tally was just 17 shy of world leader Jessica Ennis. Suárez, the reigning world silver medallist, followed up on a slow first day with a strong and fast finish to win the Decathlon with 8231 points.