Simon Ehammer, the European decathlon silver medalist, is very happy with the second place and makes an announcement.
If a decathlon finished first through ninth, but was pushed to the silver tier in the end – he might have reason to be disappointed after the competition. Not so Simon Emmer.
Appenzeller was overjoyed in the SRF interview for second place and rightly so. “I’m not upset at all,” Ehamer said. After a poor performance with the discus, he was even afraid to leave empty-handed. But after playing the 5.20m pole vault, the 22-year-old regained courage and said after the two-day competition: “It’s awesome!”
We are the dream team.
Emer described the entire 2022 season, in which he won silver in the decathlon at the World Indoor Championships, and bronze in the long jump at the World Outdoor Championships, as “almost surreal.” If you’re in the flow, everything goes easy – even if you’re on a low.
Ehammer is also aware that he won gold in the throwing disciplines – shot put, discus, and javelin throw. And anyone who knows him knows he’s going to pull the trigger there. In his words, it sounds like this: “As soon as I control the throws, it becomes very dangerous.”
Emmer asked his longtime coach Karl Wheeler Wreath, “He’s a good-hearted guy who wants to please everyone. We’re the dream team. Except for one, I’ve come home with him at every big event with a medal.” Carl’s brother Renee Wheeler and his family – especially his girlfriend Tatjana – were also spotlighted by the Silver Hour of Triumph winner.
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