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GardaStars by 36th Multistars Results; Brooks sets PB and Tilga breaks MR

Taliyah Brooks of the USA and Karel Tilga of Estonia emerged victorious at the GardaStars by 36th Multistars - a World Athletics Combined Events Tour Gold meeting held on Sunday.

Taliyah Brooks of USA all smiles
Taliyah Brooks of the USA all smiles

DESENZANO DEL GARDA, Italy, May 1 – Taliyah Brooks of the USA and Karel Tilga of Estonia emerged victorious at the GardaStars by 36th Multistars – a World Athletics Combined Events Tour Gold meeting held on Sunday. The competition, which took place in Desenzano del Garda, saw Tilga set a meeting record with 8482 points to win the decathlon, while Brooks improved her personal best with a 6330pt score to take the heptathlon.

The two athletes went into the second day of the competition as overnight leaders in their respective divisions and managed to maintain their positions despite the pressure from their competitors. Read more: Taliyah Brooks and Karel Tilga lead at the GardaStars by Multistars – Day 1

Brooks, who had set a personal best of 6252pts in 2021 in Texas, improved on her score by tallying 6330pts. She beat Britain’s Commonwealth bronze medallist Jade O’Dowda, who recorded 6178pts, while Chari Hawkins of the USA finished third with 6036pts.

Meanwhile, Tilga, who was the 2021 NCAA outdoor and indoor champion and the U20 European Junior Championships Decathlon bronze medalist in 2017, won the men’s decathlon with a meeting record score of 8482pts. He beat Andrei Krauchanka’s old meeting record of 8390pts.

Sweden’s Fredrik Samuelsson finished second with a total of 8070pts, while USA’s Devon Williams took third place with a mark of 7956pts.

GardaStars by 36th Multistars – Results

Women’s Heptathlon Final:

  1. Taliyah Brooks – (United States) – 6330 PB
  2. Jade O’Dowda – (Great Britain) – 6178
  3. Chari Hawkins – (United States) – 6036
  4. Sarah Lagger – (Austria) – 6010
  5. Celine Albisser – (Switzerland) – 5858
  6. Edyta Bielska – (Poland) – 5822
  7. Myke Van De Wiel – (Netherlands) – 5775
  8. Alysbeth Felix Boyer – (Puerto Rico) – 5737
  9. Lydia Boll – (Switzerland) – 5659
  10. Andrea Medina – (Spain) – 5631
  11. Laura Aguilera – (Spain) – 5573
  12. Sophia Mulder – (Netherlands) – 5519 Chiara-Belinda Schuler – (Austria) – DNF Raiane Vasconcelos – (Brazil) – DNF Jodie Smith – (Great Britain) – DNF Abigail Pawlett – (Great Britain) – DNF Katelyn Adel – (Switzerland) – DNF

Men’s Decathlon Final:

  1. Karel Tilga – (Estonia) – 8482 MR
  2. Fredrik Samuelsson – (Sweden) – 8070
  3. Devon Williams – (United States) – 7956
  4. Nils Laserich – (Germany) – 7918
  5. Tim Nowak – (Germany) – 7889
  6. Jose Fernando Ferreira Santana – (Brazil) – 7784
  7. Lorenzo Naidon – (Italy) – 7753
  8. Nino Portmann – (Switzerland) – 7502
  9. Gerson Izaguirre – (Venezuela) – 7478
  10. Lewis Church – (Great Britain) – 7468
  11. Andrea Cerrato – (Italy) – 7247
  12. Lorenzo Modugno – (Italy) – 7226 Fredrik Samuelsson – (Sweden) – DNF Jacob Thelander – (Sweden) – DNF Markus Rooth – (Norway) – DNF Jan Duhovnik – (Slovenia) – DNF Felipe dos Santos – (Brazil) – DNF Thomas Van Der Plaetsen – (Belgium) – DNF

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