Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's decathlon

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Athletics at the
1988 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

These are the official results of the Men's Decathlon competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. There were a total number of 39 participating athletes, with five competitors who didn't finish the competition.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Christian Schenk
East Germany (GDR)
Silver  Torsten Voss
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze  Dave Steen
Canada (CAN)

Schedule[edit]

  • September 28, 1988
    1. 100 m
    2. Long Jump
    3. Shot Put
    4. High Jump
    5. 400 m
  • September 29, 1988
    1. 110 m hurdles
    2. Discus Throw
    3. Pole Vault
    4. Javelin Throw
    5. 1,500 m

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in points) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 8798(*) 8832(**) West Germany Jürgen Hingsen Mannheim (FRG) June 9, 1984
8797(*) 8847(**) United Kingdom Daley Thompson Los Angeles (USA) August 9, 1984
Olympic Record 8797(*) 8847(**) United Kingdom Daley Thompson Los Angeles (USA) August 9, 1984

(*) Originally score according to the 1962/1977 tables.

(**)Score according to the 1985 tables.

Thompson's mark was not a world record in 1984, but when the 1985 tables came into use, his mark became the record. They were both given credit to the world record.

Results[edit]

RANK FINAL RANKING POINTS
Med 1.png  Christian Schenk (GDR) 8488
Med 2.png  Torsten Voss (GDR) 8399
Med 3.png  Dave Steen (CAN) 8328
4.  Daley Thompson (GBR) 8306
5.  Christian Plaziat (FRA) 8272
6.  Alain Blondel (FRA) 8268
7.  Tim Bright (USA) 8216
8.  Robert de Wit (NED) 8189
9.  Dave Johnson (USA) 8180
10.  Pavel Tarnavetskiy (URS) 8167
11.  Petri Keskitalo (FIN) 8143
12.  Beat Gähwiler (SUI) 8114
13.  Dezső Szabó (HUN) 8093
14.  Mike Smith (CAN) 8083
15.  Simon Shirley (AUS) 8036
16.  Simon Poelman (NZL) 8021
17.  Mikael Olander (SWE) 7869
18.  Uwe Freimuth (GDR) 7860
19.  Lars Warming (DEN) 7859
20.  Roman Hrabaň (TCH) 7781
21.  Georg Werthner (AUT) 7753
22.  Christian Gugler (SUI) 7745
23.  Antonio Peñalver (ESP) 7743
24.  Alex Kruger (GBR) 7623
25.  Lee Fu-An (TPE) 7579
26.  Santiago Mellado (ESA) 7517
(NR)
27.  Severin Moser (SUI) 7502
28.  Věroslav Valenta (TCH) 7442
29.  Carlos O'Connell (IRL) 7310
30.  Greg Richards (GBR) 7237
31.  Gong Guohua (CHN) 7231
32.  Albert Miller (FIJ) 7016
33.  Lee Kwang-Ik (KOR) 6917
34.  Dambar Kunwar (NEP) 5339
 Valter Külvet (URS) DNF
 Gary Kinder (USA) DNF
 Fidel Solórzano (ECU) DNF
 Aleksandr Apaychev (URS) DNF
 Jürgen Hingsen (FRG) DNF

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