eldanielfire wrote:20) Tatyana Chernova (hept)
21) Kristina Savitskaya (hept)- Witht he German girls not so hot I can see the two Russians in medal places. However Laura Ikeuince was very close with Savitskaya last year, so who knows who out of them has developed faster (LI was ill over the winter though ruining some of her training)
The heptathlon has been piss poor so far this season, so we may be in for a shock result come Moscow, good or bad. The event has been progressing nicely since 2009, with a record number of women over 6000 pts last year, but 2013 has seen no women over 6500 yet!
Savitskaya's Cherboksary performance was intriguing. I am inclined to believe she did not push herself and did enough to win, as she had no real competition at all. She hasn't competed since and I would not be surprised if she turns up in Moscow in 6600+ form, enough to get on the podium. Chernova has made no secret of the fact that she has been a bit injured and not in her best form. She competes at the Universiade in Kazan next, so it will be interesting to see how she has progressed. Are we back to the inconsistent pre 2011 Chernova? Ennis is a complete
with no outdoor performances yet. But she can be below form and still win, such is the poor standard in 2013. But this is a real opportunity for someone else to step up here, a bit like in 2008. On that note, where is Dobrynska?