Valdis Cela (LATVIA, M70)
Fotos by Kerstin Wille
International records of Valdis Cela (M70, Latvia) in 2018
Decathlon (8142) – World Record – Stendal/GER
Penthatlon (indoor, 4575) – World Record – Madrid
Pole Vault (indoor, 3.20) – European Record – Madrid
World Champion and European Champion Valdis Cela in 2018
Indoor: Triple Jump (10.36), High Jump (1.53), Pole Vault (3.20, EMC) and Pentathlon (4575, WR) – European Champion in Madrid
Outdoor: Long Jump (4.98), Triple Jump (10.35) and 80m hurdles (13.81) – World Champion in Malaga
In Madrid, Valdis Cela became European Champion four times. He also won all disciplines 60 hs, long jump, shot put, high jump and 1000m on his world record in the pentathlon.
In Malaga, Valdis Cela completed his three gold medals in long jump, triple jump and hurdles with two silver medals in the high jump (1.51) and pole vault (3.00). In both he reached the same height as the winner and fell only due to a higher number of failed attempts on the 2nd place.
The Latvian Valdis Cela was the first M70 in the decathlon surpassing the 8000-point mark. He improved the world record at „Stendaler Hanse Cup“, Standal/Germany, by 202 points.