Kevin Mayer came back to life with a 49.44m in the Eugene World Championships decathlon discus contest. The Frenchman achieved this performance on his first try. He improved his best throw of the year by 14 centimeters. He thus goes up to fourth place in the ranking, at the head of which we now find the Canadian Pierce Lepage.
The latter indeed achieved 53.26 m on his first and only attempt, improving his personal best by nearly two meters. He passes the Puerto Rican Ayden Owens-Delerme whose disc is not the preferred discipline (42.36 m).
Pierce Lepage is therefore in the lead with 6,427 points, ahead of Owens-Delerme (6,309) and the American Zachery Ziemek (6,221, 48.40 m on the discus). Kevin Mayer is close behind with 6,216 points.