30 Jul 2014

Newdick withdraws from the Decathlon

Newdick withdraws from the Decathlon

Author: IMGSTG Admin  /  Categories: News  / 

Four years on from winning the silver medal in the decathlon at the Delhi Commonwealth Games Brent Newdick was forced out with a foot injury after seven of the ten events in Glasgow.

The 29 year old five times New Zealand decathlon champion injured the bottom of his right foot during the take-off in the high jump on the first day. He cleared 1.93m, nine centimetres off his personal best.

Newdick, with a taped foot, struggled around the 400m in 52.87 again well outside his best of 49.20.

In pain he bravely faced the second day but was missing his usual sting in the 110m hurdles to finish in 15.47. He had two reasonable throws of 42.58m and 42.42m in the discus before calling it a day.

Newdick, who has won a total of 17 New Zealand titles over various events, has competed with distinction on the international stage having also won silver at the 2009 world university games and the bronze in the decathlon at the 2013 world university games. He has competed at three world championships and at the London Olympic Games.

Unfortunately the black singlet failed to complete the decathlon with Scott McLaren also withdrawing just before the 400m on the first day.

Murray McKinnon
Athletics Correspondent
Athletics New Zealand

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