Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's decathlon

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Men's decathlon
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Dates August 4 & August 5
Medalists
Gold medal    Finland
Silver medal    Finland
Bronze medal    United States
«1924 1932»
Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's decathlon event at the 1928 Olympic Games took place between August 4 & August 5.

Results[edit]

100 metres[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Points Adjusted Points
1 Johannes Viljoen South Africa 11.0 904.8 808
2 James Stewart United States 11.2 857.2 765
2 Akilles Järvinen Finland 11.2 857.2 765
4 Helge Jansson Sweden 11.4 809.6 723
4 Adolf Meier Switzerland 11.4 809.6 723
4 George Weightman-Smith South Africa 11.4 809.6 723
7 Ken Doherty United States 11.6 762 683
7 Tom Churchill United States 11.6 762 683
7 Ludwig Vesely Austria 11.6 762 683
7 Tatsuo Toki Japan 11.6 762 683
7 Johan Meimer Estonia 11.6 762 683
7 Barney Berlinger United States 11.6 762 683
7 Hermann Lemperle Germany 11.6 762 683
7 Mátyás Farkas Hungary 11.6 762 683
7 Branko Kallay Yugoslavia 11.6 762 683
16 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 11.8 714.4 643
16 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 11.8 714.4 643
16 Sven Lundgren Sweden 11.8 714.4 643
16 Erwin Huber Germany 11.8 714.4 643
16 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 11.8 714.4 643
16 Con O'Callaghan Ireland 11.8 714.4 643
16 Gunnar Fredriksen Norway 11.8 714.4 643
16 Armas Wahlstedt Finland 11.8 714.4 643
24 Albert Andersson Sweden 12.0 666.8 605
24 Henry Lindblad Sweden 12.0 666.8 605
24 Hugo Barth Germany 12.0 666.8 605
24 Martti Tolamo Finland 12.0 666.8 605
24 Stelios Benardis Greece 12.0 666.8 605
24 Gaston Médécin Monaco 12.0 666.8 605
24 Gunnar Hagen Norway 12.0 666.8 605
31 Antoni Cejzik Poland 12.2 619.2 567
31 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 12.2 619.2 567
31 Ion Haidu Romania 12.2 619.2 567
34 Yonetaro Nagazawa Japan 12.4 571.6 531
34 Gérard Noël Belgium 12.4 571.6 531
34 Virgil Ioan Romania 12.4 571.6 531
37 Howard Ford Great Britain 12.8 476.4 461
38 Gaston Étienne Belgium 13.0 428.8 428

Long jump[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Distance (metres) Points Adjusted Points
1 Henry Lindblad Sweden 6.97 845.65 807
2 Tatsuo Toki Japan 6.90 828.50 790
3 Adolf Meier Switzerland 6.89 826.05 788
4 Akilles Järvinen Finland 6.87 821.15 783
4 Hugo Barth Germany 6.87 821.15 783
6 Helge Jansson Sweden 6.85 816.25 778
6 Johannes Viljoen South Africa 6.85 816.25 778
8 Erwin Huber Germany 6.79 801.55 764
9 Ludwig Vesely Austria 6.73 786.85 750
9 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 6.73 786.85 750
11 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 6.72 784.40 748
12 Martti Tolamo Finland 6.69 777.05 741
13 Mátyás Farkas Hungary 6.62 759.90 725
14 Ken Doherty United States 6.61 757.45 723
14 James Stewart United States 6.61 757.45 723
16 Sven Lundgren Sweden 6.50 730.50 697
16 Hermann Lemperle Germany 6.50 730.50 697
18 Gaston Médécin Monaco 6.46 720.70 688
19 Gunnar Fredriksen Norway 6.45 718.25 686
20 Johan Meimer Estonia 6.43 713.35 682
21 Stelios Benardis Greece 6.37 698.65 668
22 Tom Churchill United States 6.32 686.40 657
23 Albert Andersson Sweden 6.30 681.50 652
24 Con O'Callaghan Ireland 6.28 676.60 648
25 George Weightman-Smith South Africa 6.26 671.70 644
26 Howard Ford Great Britain 6.07 625.15 602
27 Yonetaro Nagazawa Japan 6.04 617.80 595
28 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 6.03 615.35 593
29 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 6.01 610.45 589
30 Barney Berlinger United States 5.97 600.65 580
31 Gunnar Hagen Norway 5.95 595.75 576
32 Antoni Cejzik Poland 5.92 588.40 569
33 Armas Wahlstedt Finland 5.86 573.70 556
34 Ion Haidu Romania 5.74 544.30 531
35 Gérard Noël Belgium 5.70 534.50 523
36 Gaston Étienne Belgium 5.51 487.95 483
- Branko Kallay Yugoslavia No Mark 0 0

Shot put[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Distance (metres) Points Adjusted Points
1 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 14.11 877 735
2 Akilles Järvinen Finland 13.64 830 706
3 Helge Jansson Sweden 13.59 825 703
4 Barney Berlinger United States 13.05 771 670
5 James Stewart United States 13.04 770 670
6 Hermann Lemperle Germany 12.96 762 665
7 Ludwig Vesely Austria 12.58 724 642
8 Tom Churchill United States 12.28 694 623
9 Albert Andersson Sweden 12.19 685 618
10 Adolf Meier Switzerland 12.15 681 616
11 Antoni Cejzik Poland 12.11 677 613
11 Howard Ford Great Britain 12.11 677 613
13 Henry Lindblad Sweden 12.04 670 609
14 Erwin Huber Germany 11.92 658 602
15 Ken Doherty United States 11.85 651 597
16 Mátyás Farkas Hungary 11.78 644 593
17 Gaston Médécin Monaco 11.67 633 586
18 Gunnar Fredriksen Norway 11.56 622 580
18 Gunnar Hagen Norway 11.56 622 580
20 Hugo Barth Germany 11.34 600 566
21 Martti Tolamo Finland 11.31 597 565
22 Johan Meimer Estonia 11.20 586 558
23 Con O'Callaghan Ireland 11.07 573 550
24 Tatsuo Toki Japan 11.03 569 548
24 Stelios Benardis Greece 11.03 569 548
26 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 10.96 562 543
27 Sven Lundgren Sweden 10.76 542 531
28 George Weightman-Smith South Africa 10.54 520 518
29 Ion Haidu Romania 10.51 517 516
30 Yonetaro Nakazawa Japan 10.37 503 508
31 Johannes Viljoen South Africa 10.17 483 496
32 Gérard Noël Belgium 9.95 461 483
33 Branko Kallay Yugoslavia 9.87 453 478
34 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 9.83 449 475
35 Gaston Étienne Belgium 9.65 431 465
36 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 9.45 411 453

High jump[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Height Points Adjusted Points
1 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 1.87 916 687
1 James Stewart United States 1.87 916 687
1 Helge Jansson Sweden 1.87 916 687
4 Ken Doherty United States 1.80 818 627
4 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 1.80 818 627
6 Akilles Järvinen Finland 1.75 748 585
6 Albert Andersson Sweden 1.75 748 585
6 Tatsuo Toki Japan 1.75 748 585
6 Johan Meimer Estonia 1.75 748 585
6 Barney Berlinger United States 1.75 748 585
6 Yonetaro Nagazawa Japan 1.75 748 585
6 Gunnar Hagen Norway 1.75 748 585
13 Tom Churchill United States 1.70 678 544
13 Ludwig Vesely Austria 1.70 678 544
13 Henry Lindblad Sweden 1.70 678 544
13 Martti Tolamo Finland 1.70 678 544
13 Antoni Cejzik Poland 1.70 678 544
13 Branko Kallay Yugoslavia 1.70 678 544
13 Gérard Noël Belgium 1.70 678 544
13 Con O'Callaghan Ireland 1.70 678 544
13 Johannes Viljoen South Africa 1.70 678 544
13 Gunnar Fredriksen Norway 1.70 678 544
23 Hugo Barth Germany 1.65 608 504
23 Hermann Lemperle Germany 1.65 608 504
23 Stelios Benardis Greece 1.65 608 504
23 Mátyás Farkas Hungary 1.65 608 504
23 Adolf Meier Switzerland 1.65 608 504
28 Erwin Huber Germany 1.60 538 464
28 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 1.60 538 464
28 Howard Ford Great Britain 1.60 538 464
28 Ion Haidu Romania 1.60 538 464
28 George Weightman-Smith South Africa 1.60 538 464
33 Sven Lundgren Sweden 1.50 398 389
33 Gaston Étienne Belgium 1.50 398 389
33 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 1.50 398 389
33 Gaston Médécin Monaco 1.50 398 389

400 metres[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Points Adjusted Points
1 Akilles Järvinen Finland 51.4 879.68 745
2 Ken Doherty United States 52.0 857.12 719
3 Tom Churchill United States 52.2 849.6 710
3 Ludwig Vesely Austria 52.2 849.6 710
5 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 52.4 842.08 701
5 Sven Lundgren Sweden 52.4 842.08 701
5 Martti Tolamo Finland 52.4 842.08 701
5 Mátyáas Farkas Hungary 52.4 842.08 701
9 James Stewart United States 52.8 827.04 684
9 Hugo Barth Germany 52.8 827.04 684
9 Hermann Lemperle Germany 52.8 827.04 684
12 Antoni Cejzik Poland 53.0 819.52 676
12 Johannes Viljoen South Africa 53.0 819.52 676
14 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 53.2 812 667
14 Helge Jansson Sweden 53.2 812 667
16 Gaston Médécin Monaco 53.6 796.96 650
17 Henry Lindblad Sweden 53.8 789.44 642
18 Albert Andersson Sweden 54.0 781.92 634
19 Tatsuo Toki Japan 54.4 766.88 617
20 Erwin Huber Germany 54.8 751.84 601
21 Johan Meimer Estonia 55.0 744.32 593
21 Adolf Meier Switzerland 55.0 744.32 593
23 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 55.6 721.76 569
24 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 55.8 714.24 562
24 Gunnar Fredriksen Norway 55.8 714.24 562
26 Barney Berlinger United States 56.2 699.20 546
26 Con O'Callaghan Ireland 56.2 699.20 546
28 Gunnar Hagen Norway 56.4 691.68 538
29 Stelios Benardis Greece 56.6 684.16 531
30 Branko Kallay Yugoslavia 57.6 646.56 493
31 Gérard Noël Belgium 58.0 631.52 479
32 Ion Haidu Romania 59.4 578.88 429
33 Howard Ford Great Britain 59.8 563.84 415
34 Gaston Étienne Belgium 1:00.2 548.80 402
35 Yonetaro Nakazawa Japan 1:01.8 488.64 350

110 metre hurdles[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Points Adjusted Points
1 Akilles Järvinen Finland 15.6 943 751
1 Johannes Viljoen South Africa 15.6 943 751
3 Ken Doherty United States 15.8 924 728
3 Ludwig Vesely Austria 15.8 924 728
3 Albert Andersson Sweden 15.8 924 728
6 Sven Lundgren Sweden 16.2 886 684
7 Hugo Barth Germany 16.4 867 662
8 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 16.6 848 641
8 James Stewart United States 16.6 848 641
8 Helge Jansson Sweden 16.6 848 641
8 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 16.6 848 641
8 Adolf Meier Switzerland 16.6 848 641
13 Tom Churchill United States 16.8 829 620
13 Tatsuo Toki Japan 16.8 829 620
13 Erwin Huber Germany 16.8 829 620
13 Branko Kallay Yugoslavia 16.8 829 620
13 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 16.8 829 620
18 Henry Lindblad Sweden 17.0 810 599
19 Barney Berlinger United States 17.2 791 579
20 Mátyás Farkas Hungary 17.6 753 540
21 Hermann Lemperle Germany 17.8 734 520
21 Con O'Callaghan Ireland 17.8 734 520
23 Martti Tolamo Finland 18.0 715 501
23 Stelios Benardis Greece 18.0 715 501
25 Antoni Cejzik Poland 18.4 677 464
25 Yonetaro Nakazawa Japan 18.4 677 464
27 Johan Meimer Estonia 18.6 658 447
28 Gérard Noël Belgium 19.4 582 378
29 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 20.0 525 330
29 Gaston Médécin Monaco 20.0 525 330
31 Ion Haidu Romania 20.4 487 300
32 Howard Ford Great Britain 20.6 468 286
33 Gaston Étienne Belgium 20.8 449 272

Discus throw[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Distance (metres) Points Adjusted Points
1 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 42.09 881.44 707
2 James Stewart United States 40.90 836.22 683
3 Antoni Cejzik Poland 39.43 780.36 653
4 Ken Doherty United States 38.72 753.38 639
5 Tom Churchill United States 38.19 733.24 628
6 Hermann Lemperle Germany 36.99 687.64 604
7 Akilles Järvinen Finland 36.95 686.12 604
8 Helge Jansson Sweden 36.83 681.56 600
9 Albert Andersson Sweden 36.64 674.34 597
10 Mátyás Farkas Hungary 35.83 643.56 580
11 Henry Lindblad Sweden 35.53 632.16 574
12 Ludwig Vesely Austria 35.46 629.50 573
13 Johan Meimer Estonia 35.32 624.18 570
14 Sven Lundgren Sweden 35.04 613.54 564
15 Hugo Barth Germany 34.89 607.84 561
16 Tatsuo Toki Japan 34.01 574.40 544
17 Adolf Meier Switzerland 33.43 552.36 532
18 Erwin Huber Germany 33.07 538.68 525
19 Martti Tolamo Finland 32.88 531.46 521
20 Howard Ford Great Britain 32.82 529.18 520
21 Barney Berlinger United States 32.51 517.40 514
22 Branko Kallay Yugoslavia 32.24 507.14 509
23 Con O'Callaghan Ireland 31.69 486.24 498
24 Ion Haidu Romania 31.59 482.44 496
25 Yonetaro Nakazawa Japan 31.43 476.36 493
26 Stelios Benardis Greece 31.41 475.60 492
27 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 30.74 450.14 479
28 Gaston Médécin Monaco 30.71 449.00 478
29 Gérard Noël Belgium 30.50 441.02 474
30 Gaston Étienne Belgium 29.81 414.80 461
31 Johannes Viljoen South Africa 28.95 382.12 444
32 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 26.73 297.76 401
33 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 26.20 277.62 390

Pole vault[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Height (metres) Points Adjusted Points
1 Yonetaro Nakazawa Japan 3.70 865 535
2 Tom Churchill United States 3.60 811 509
2 Henry Lindblad Sweden 3.60 811 509
2 Barney Berlinger United States 3.60 811 509
5 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 3.30 649 431
5 Akilles Järvinen Finland 3.30 649 431
5 Ken Doherty United States 3.30 649 431
5 James Stewart United States 3.30 649 431
5 Helge Jansson Sweden 3.30 649 431
5 Albert Andersson Sweden 3.30 649 431
5 Sven Lundgren Sweden 3.30 649 431
5 Stelios Benardis Greece 3.30 649 431
13 Ludwig Vesely Austria 3.20 595 406
13 Erwin Huber Germany 3.20 595 406
13 Gaston Étienne Belgium 3.20 595 406
16 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 3.10 541 381
16 Tatsuo Toki Japan 3.10 541 381
16 Martti Tolamo Finland 3.10 541 381
16 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 3.10 541 381
16 Howard Ford Great Britain 3.10 541 381
21 Hugo Barth Germany 3.00 487 357
21 Johan Meimer Estonia 3.00 487 357
21 Mátyás Farkas Hungary 3.00 487 357
21 Branko Kallay Yugoslavia 3.00 487 357
21 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 3.00 487 357
21 Gérard Noël Belgium 3.00 487 357
27 Antoni Cejzik Poland 2.90 433 333
- Hermann Lemperle Germany No height 0 0
- Con O'Callaghan Ireland No height 0 0
- Gaston Médécin Monaco No height 0 0

Javelin throw[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Distance (metres) Points Adjusted Points
1 Johan Meimer Estonia 56.88 886.70 691
2 Ken Doherty United States 56.56 877.90 686
3 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 55.70 854.25 673
4 Akilles Järvinen Finland 55.58 850.95 672
5 Gaston Étienne Belgium 54.85 830.875 661
6 Hugo Barth Germany 52.73 772.575 629
7 Tom Churchill United States 50.93 723.075 602
8 Henry Lindblad Sweden 49.61 686.775 583
9 Barney Berlinger United States 48.27 649.925 563
10 James Stewart United States 48.07 644.425 560
11 Ludwig Vesely Austria 47.44 627.10 551
12 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 46.10 590.25 531
13 Tatsuo Toki Japan 45.83 582.825 527
14 Albert Andersson Sweden 45.81 582.275 527
15 Martti Tolamo Finland 45.79 581.725 527
16 Sven Lundgren Sweden 45.71 579.525 525
17 Erwin Huber Germany 45.42 571.550 521
18 Stelios Benardis Greece 44.48 545.70 507
19 Branko Kallay Yugoslavia 43.98 531.95 500
20 Antoni Cejzik Poland 43.96 531.40 500
21 Mátyás Farkas Hungary 43.13 508.575 488
22 Helge Jansson Sweden 41.73 470.075 467
23 Hermann Lemperle Germany 41.05 451.375 457
24 Yonetaro Nakazawa Japan 40.33 431.575 447
25 Gérard Noël Belgium 32.64 220.10 337
26 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 32.56 217.90 335
27 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 31.85 198.375 325

1500 metres[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Points Adjusted Points
1 Sven Lundgren Sweden 4:34.8 772.0 713
2 Hermann Lemperle Germany 4:41.6 731.2 670
3 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 4:42.0 728.8 668
4 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 4:44.0 716.8 655
5 Albert Andersson Sweden 4:44.2 715.6 654
6 Martti Tolamo Finland 4:44.8 712.0 650
7 Erwin Huber Germany 4:46.0 704.8 643
8 Ludwig Vesely Austria 4:47.0 698.8 637
9 Gaston Étienne Belgium 4:51.4 672.4 610
10 Akilles Järvinen Finland 4:52.4 666.4 604
11 Ken Doherty United States 4:54.0 656.8 595
12 Tom Churchill United States 4:55.0 650.8 589
13 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 5:03.8 598.0 538
14 Hugo Barth Germany 5:04.6 593.2 534
15 Tatsuo Toki Japan 5:10.8 556.0 499
16 Antoni Cejzik Poland 5:11.4 552.4 496
17 Stelios Benardis Greece 5:13.8 538.0 483
18 Johan Meimer Estonia 5:16.2 523.6 470
19 James Stewart United States 5:17.0 518.8 466
20 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 5:18.6 509.2 457
21 Henry Lindblad Sweden 5:23.2 481.6 434
22 Helge Jansson Sweden 5:27.0 458.8 414
23 Branko Kallay Yugoslavia 5:50.8 316.0 303
24 Yonetaro Nakazawa Japan 5:54.6 293.2 287
25 Barney Berlinger United States 5:58.6 269.2 270
- Mátyás Farkas Hungary DNF 0 0
- Gérard Noël Belgium DNF 0 0

Final standings[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Points Adjusted points Notes
1 Paavo Yrjölä Finland 8,053.290 6587 OR
2 Akilles Järvinen Finland 7,931.500 6645
3 Ken Doherty United States 7,706.650 6428
4 James Stewart United States 7,624.135 6310
5 Tom Churchill United States 7,417.115 6165
6 Helge Jansson Sweden 7,286.285 6111
7 Ludwig Vesely Austria 7,274.850 6224
8 Albert Andersson Sweden 7,108.435 6031
9 Henry Lindblad Sweden 7,071.425 5906
10 Wilhelm Ladewig Germany 6,881.520 5964
11 Hugo Barth Germany 6,850.605 5885
12 Tatsuo Toki Japan 6,757.605 5794
13 Johan Meimer Estonia 6,733.150 5636
14 Sven Lundgren Sweden 6,727.045 5878
15 Erwin Huber Germany 6,702.820 5789
16 Martti Tolamo Finland 6,642.115 5736
17 Barney Berlinger United States 6,619.375 5499
18 Antoni Cejzik Poland 6,356.280 5415
19 Hermann Lemperle Germany 6,293.755 5484
20 Stelios Benardis Greece 6,149.910 5270
21 Mátyás Farkas Hungary 6,015.635 5180
22 Yonetaro Nakazawa Japan 5,672.175 4795
23 Gaston Étienne Belgium 5,256.625 4577
24 Branko Kallay Yugoslavia 5,210.650 4487
25 René Joannes-Powell Belgium 5,190.650 4780
26 Gheorghe Csegezi Romania 5,081.605 4658
27 Gérard Noël Belgium 4,606.740 4106
Con O'Callaghan Ireland DNF
Howard Ford Great Britain DNF
Gaston Médécin Monaco DNF
Adolf Meier Switzerland DNF
Johannes Viljoen South Africa DNF
Ion Haidu Romania DNF
Gunnar Fredriksen Norway DNF
Gunnar Hagen Norway DNF
George Weightman-Smith South Africa DNF
Armas Wahlstedt Finland DNF
Virgil Ioan Romania DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record

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