Two days of demanding competition, seven events and in the end a superb world record for Tatjana Schilling at the European Masters Athletics Championships. The powerful German smashed the W45 heptathlon best mark scoring 6082 points in Caorle, Italy, during a Day 4 not easy for weather conditions, with heavy rain. But some performances were really amazing and the almost 49-year-old obliterated the previous record set by famous Australian Marie Kay, 6006 points, back at the 2009 World Champs in Lahti.
Still in Caorle, but at the Parco del Pescatore, cross-country races attracted the attention in the morning. Legendary Portuguese marathon Olympic gold medallist Rosa Mota won W60 title, in the first of four events she entered at EMAC 2019 in the province of Venice. Some field competitions were delayed to the day after, due to thunderstorms. Meanwhile, in Jesolo, Finnish Leo Saarinen was able to break the M90 shot put world record, improving it to 9.89. Eraclea track hosted as planned 10,000m for men.
Luca Cassai – photos by Alfred Hermes