Decathlete Leo Neugebauer presented himself in dazzling form a good four months before the Olympic Games in Paris. The 23-year-old won the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in his adopted hometown of Austin with a clear lead and 8,708 points. He clearly won ahead of Lee Walburn with 7,694 points, but missed out on improving the German record.

At the World Championships in Budapest last year, he finished fifth as the half-time leader. This did not happen to him during the competition on the German night of Good Friday. Neugebauer has learned from the World Cup appearance and is one of the biggest German athletics hopes in the decathlon at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer.

The athlete, who competes for VfB Stuttgart, recently made people sit up and take notice with an indoor record in the heptathlon. At the college championships in Boston, he improved Frank Busemann’s national indoor record, which was more than two decades old, by 56 points to 6,347 points.