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Decathlon European Athletics Championships 2018 Odds

Who wins Men's Decathlon at the European Athletics Championships 2018?

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A Combination of Youth and Experience for Germany – European Athletics Championship

The European Athletics Championship is back on the sports schedule this year as more than 4500 athletes will compete in various different competitions. One notable content that will surely attract a high number of spectators is the multisport competition in Berlin. This unique contest will be the first opportunity for the host nation to bring some glory for the many home fans that will cheer their athletes. On that note, it is important to emphasize that Germany is taking this competition seriously as they have named a very strong team.

The Torgay born field runner is one of the most notable names on the old continent when it comes to the combined events competition. Moreover, the German track and field athlete also has expertise skills in the decathlon. He will be heading at the European Championship Athletics aiming to improve his personal best of 8580 points which he achieved in Rio 2016. Another notable result is his indoor heptathlon best of 6173 points. Kazmirek is not a newbie in the German team as he represented Germany at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships, placing sixth. Also, he has a gold medal behind his name at the 2013 European Athletics U23 Championships. The general expectation of the pundits is that he will have a crucial role for this Germany team in the quest for glory at the European Championship.

However, he will be facing some serious competition as there are some notable athletes that will be taking part in the decathlon contest. One of them is Thomas Van der Plaetsen.
The Belgium athlete will head into this contest with high hopes of repeating the success from Amsterdam in 2016 where he won the gold medal in the decathlon competition. Yet, he fell short at the Rio Olympics the same year as he finished on the 8th spot.

Another athlete that has the ability to achieve a great result for Germany is Matthias Brugger. This notable member is seen by many as the dark horse in this contest. However, he also has some notable results that make the German team even stronger. The 25 years old athlete will surely have an impact in the combined event at the European Athletics Championship in Berin as he has some notable results under his name. Brugger is a bronze medallist in the indoor heptathlon at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships. His decathlon personal best is 8009 points, set in 2015. Based on these results, the expectations are that he will take an active role in this multi-event contents.

All in all, it seems that the German team is on the right track in the quest for glory at the European Athletics Championship. With the inclusion of proven athletes, the hosts will surely play an important role in the multi-event contest in Berlin this year.


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