Markus Rooth won the pole vault event on his way to decathlon gold ©Getty Images

Switzerland's Annik Kälin and Markus Rooth of Norway secured victory at the World Athletics Combined Events Tour Gold event in Grosseto in Italy.

Kälin continued her dominance in the woman's heptathlon after leading the pack following the first day of competition.

She led in one of the three remaining disciplines to secure 6,398 points overall, putting her well clear of Italy's Sveva Gerevini who notched up 6,011 points.

Spaniard Claudia Conte's 5,914 points saw complete the podium.

Kälin began the day in fine form as she lept 6.55 metres in the long jump for 1,023 points.

Greece's Sofia Ifantidou then recorded her only discipline win of the seven-discipline series after posting a 51.39m throw in the javelin throw for 887 points.

Despite this, the 37-year-old came 16th in the overall standings.

Poland's Edyta Bielska, who finished fourth in the final standings, won the 800 metres which was the final event.

She crossed the line after 2min 8.66sec and accrued 984 points as a result.

Rooth narrowly beat compatriot Sander Aae Skotheim in the men's decathlon.

Rooth ended the competition with 8,307 points while Skotheim registered 8,298.

Italian Dario Dester finished third after putting up 8,109 points.

Skotheim ended the first day in pole position, while Rooth was lurking in third.

Explosive performances including a win in the pole vault propelled Rooth to the gold medal.

The Norwegian scored 926 points in the pole vault after clearing 5.05 metres, 0.20 more than the next best competitor.

Brazil's Jose Fernando Ferreira Santana was arguably the star of the show today after winning the 110 metres hurdles and javelin events but only finished sixth overall, while fourth-place Kristjan Rosenberg of Estonia won the discus.