14 AUG 2009 Report

Event Report - Women's Heptathlon - Shot Put

Robert Crowther (AUS) flies to 8m in the men's Long Jump (Getty Images)Robert Crowther (AUS) flies to 8m in the men's Long Jump (Getty Images) © Copyright

Heptathlon leader Jessica Ennis (GBR) seemed to be in a bit of trouble after Olympic champion Nataliya Dobrynska (UKR) had produced a season’s best and Heptathlon leading 15.82m with her second attempt in the Shot Put, the third event.

The Ukrainian would have moved scaringly close to the Briton had she not found a better third row like she did. Ennis only had a mark of 13.07m after two tries, but then bettered her personal best with her first ever 14 metres throw, 14.14m in round three.

Ennis now leads with 3070 total points with Dobrynska already in second place following a good Shot Put having scored 2932p. Kamila Chudzik (POL) also did well in the third event reaching a 15.10m personal best which raises her to sixth place in the competition with 2821p.

German Jennifer Oeser set a personal best 14.29m which gives her third place in the competition after three events with 2862 total points. Sharon Day (USA) is in fourth place after a 13.42m Shot Put with 2841p and Hanna Melnychenko (UKR) fifth with 2826p (13.70m Shot).

Ennis has a lead of 138 points now ahead of Dobrynska and would like to extend it a bit more in the 200m before the second day as the Ukrainian is very good in the last three events.

Mirko Jalava for the IAAF