Check out the winners of the 2022 World Athletics Combined Events Tour.
Adrianna Sulek of Poland and Lindon Victor of Grenada are the winners of the World Athletics Combined Events Tour 2022 for their consistent performances throughout the season in the heptathlon and decathlon. The World Athletics Combined Events Tour, formerly known as the Combined Events Challenge collects the athlete’s top three results. It then combines them to get the overall performance of the athletes in the season. A wildcard place to the World Athletics Championships 2023 and a US$30,000 prize are awarded to the winners of the Tour.
The year 2022 proved to be great for Sulek which started with her bagging a silver in the World Indoor Championships. Her fine form continued in the Combined Events Tour, beginning with her triumph on home soil in Bydgoszcz at the Wiesław Czapiewski Memorial. The tour is also one of the newest Gold category meeting. After two-weeks, Sulek surpassed her personal best to place second at the Hypo Meeting in Götzis, scoring 6429. That was her personal best until the World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022. She finished fourth with a score of 6672 to break the previous Polish record. Sulek finished her season by winning silver in the European Championships with 6532 points, crossing the 6400 point mark for the fourth time this year.
At the World Indoor Championships, Victor began the year by scoring 6029 which was a national indoor record. He came second with 8447 in his first decathlon of the year, which was held at Götzis. He bettered his season’s best by finishing fifth at the World Championships with 8474, his best score and placing at an international tournament. aHe won gold in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. However, as the event was not a part of the Combined Events Tour, so he required one more performance within the series. He then traveled to Talence for the Decastar competition, where he emerged as the winner, setting a new record with a score of 8550. With 3608 points, he moved to the top of the tour leaderboard.
At the end of the season, these are the standings:
1 Adrianna Sulek (POL) 3498
2 Annik Kalin (SUI) 3463
3 Emma Oosterwegel (NED) 3409
1 Lindon Victor (GRN) 3608
2 Simon Ehammer (SUI) 3578
3 Marcus Nilsson (SWE) 3436