Macey, competing in his first decathlon since the Sydney Olympics, punched the air when he saw his time on the stadium scoreboard.
‘This Rover Initiative will help raise the profile of combined events and encourage more youngsters to take up the decathlon and heptathlon,’ added Campbell.
The decathlon resumes early on Tuesday with the 110 metres hurdles and continues with the discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500 metres.
Drechsler's boyfriend is also an athlete, or rather a former athlete, as the Frenchman Blondel has retired from the decathlon .
He began training for the decathlon after being sidelined with an injury and watching other decathletes train.
He won the gold medal in the decathlon at the AAA's Championships with a score of 6,286 points.
Although Yang did not win by the 10 seconds he needed in the final event of the decathlon - the 1,500 meters - for the gold medal in Rome, he nevertheless won Taiwan's first medal in the Olympics, a silver.
He will be competing in the pole vault, javelin and 110 metres hurdles before doing his first decathlon of 2004 at the AAA Under-20 Combined Events Championships in Stoke the week after.
To an educated European audience, it seems strange that the opening ceremony could be a total sell-out but a day with the women's 100m, men's triple-jump, women's pole vault and the decathlon falls 10,000 short of capacity.
World bronze medallist Dmitriy Karpov of Kazakhstan stretched his overnight lead in the decathlon to 166 points after the first two events on the second day of the 10-discipline event.