Niklas Kaul has become the youngest decathlon world champion in history. We introduce the 21-year-old from A to Z.
A like apple porridge: Kaul spooned baby food in Doha for a quick strengthening between disciplines.
B as a profession: Kaul is a student teacher of physics and sports.
C like Cash: For WM-Gold he receives a premium of 60,000 dollars (just under 55,000 euros).
D as Disco: Kaul is not a typical club-goer, he's got more WG-parties.
E like characteristics: Kaul describes himself as ambitious, organized and shy.
F like family: Later Having one of his own children is a great wish of his.
G like Gene: His parents were also successful athletes, running 400m hurdles.
H how devotion: A day without training can become Kaul can not imagine anymore. This is anchored as in others the "coffee break."
I like instrument: He used to play tuba once
J like Junior: Kaul was already a big one among the "little ones" U18 and U20 world champion, holds the U20 world record and was still U23 European champion before Doha.
K like coffee: Without the caffeine catcher, nothing happens at Kaul in the morning.
L how loyal: Kaul joined the USC Mainz at the age of eleven, he's been on the charts for a long time – but he wants to stay in Mainz.
M like music: Kaul hears almost everything, from Eminem to charts to AC / DC, before an important competition especially Rock and Heavy Metal.
N like Netflix: With the streaming service he likes to watch series to relax.
O like Olympia: Being there is his very big dream.
P like pancakes: he likes to eat for breakfast.
Q like torment: As a decathlete you have to bring "a capacity to suffer" he says: "Because it hurts too."
R like record: Jürgen Hingsen's national record of 8832 points from 1984 seems to be in danger, Frank Busemann trusts Kaul even over 9000 counters too.
S like weakness: He calls himself "very lazy".
T like coach: Kaul is coached by his mother Stefanie and father Michael.
U like university: Kaul studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz.
V how to prepare: As a teen, Kaul trained for some time alongside Ashton Eaton, the Olympic champion and former world record holder is his idol
W like joke: Humans with humor impress him
X like X-Factor: Definitely the javelin throwing him as many points as no one else.
Y like Youngster: Never before has a decathlon world champion been so young, Kaul took the title at 21 years and 234 days.
Z like decathlon: His great sporting love. Kaul decided after the U18 World Cup 2015 against a career in the javelin.