Uibo tees up a place in the big timeIn the early hours of Monday morning, European time, the pictures were being beamed back from Augusta of Adam Scott winning The Masters to become the first Australian to triumph at this historic golf event.
In the moments after his victory, Scott, 32, was quick to thank his legendary countryman Greg Norman, 58, twice a major champion, for being an inspiration to so many.
It was around 8pm local time that these plaudits were being dished out, and 130 kilometres across Georgia, a young Estonian multi-eventer would probably have known exactly what Scott meant in his tribute to a man he could look up to with such pride.
Few in the world of track and field would know the name Maicel Uibo, but take note.
Golf might have been the dominant sporting event of the past few days in Georgia but the little rumble that Uibo caused at the American state's university stadium in Athens could be something that is referred to on many occasions.
Uibo, 20, won the decathlon at the Spec Towns Invitational with a score of 8223 points. The significance was immense. Not only did it take him to the top of the world rankings, it increased his personal best by a staggering 675 points.
It is with a fair degree of confidence to say that no athlete is likely to make such inroads into their personal best score in multi-eventing this year.
Uibo did so with nine individual best performances - high jump was the only event where he missed out on making it the perfect 10 - and he is now suddenly a fresh, new European name to conjure with.
Just a few months into his studies at the University of Georgia, Uibo showed how much he feels at home with this stunning performance.
But in the wake of what Scott achieved in Augusta, with Norman as his inspiration, it is with rich irony that Australia could play a part in where Uibo is now.
September will mark the 13th anniversary of Erki Nool, then 30, becoming the first Estonian to win an athletics gold medal at the Olympic Games.
He did so with a fine performance at the Sydney Olympics where he had the distinction of not actually winning any of the 10 disciplines. But his consistency, such a key across the board of multi-eventing, was a lesson to so many.
Uibo would have been only seven at the time, but equally Scott turned six just the day before the start of golf's 1986 Open at Turnberry in Scotland when Norman won his first major.
Age does not matter. If a legend has such a status in their country that their success transcends generation upon generation, their achievements can be as fresh as the day they happened.
Uibo is a long way off matching what Nool did in Sydney.
Not so much in points comparison, because Nool won Olympic gold with 8641 points, but the decathlon has moved on since those Games.
The world record of 9039 is now held by Olympic champion American Ashton Eaton but Uibo will now have the sport talking.
It could be a great year for this youngster.
The European Under-23 Championships in Tampere in July could become a target, along with the foundation he might create for himself on the international senior stage at the World Championships in Moscow, before 12 months later, the European Athletics Championships in Zurich.
His score in Georgia was a school and track record and Uibo said: "I knew that if I put everything together coming into this event, I could get more than 8,000 points, so I am happy to come away with more than that.
"I gave a little bit away in the shot put, but the discus was great."
He had showed his form during the winter when he was fourth in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships and in this decathlon, he set personal best scores in the 100m with 10.99, long jump with 7.82m, shot put with 12.73m, 400m with 50.94, 110m hurdles with 14.93, discus with 49.14m, pole vault with 4.95m, javelin with 59.21 and 1500m with 4:30.60.
It was some performance, from arguably a champion in the making.
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