Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's decathlon

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Men's decathlon
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 8–9 August
Competitors 31 from 25 nations
Winning points 8869
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Cuba
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Athletics at the
2012 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
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The Men's decathlon competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, was held at the Olympic Stadium on 8–9 August.[1]

From the outset, new world record holder Ashton Eaton dominated the events with teammate Trey Hardee his closest competitor. Notable for his early exit, 2004 champion and former world record holder Roman Šebrle withdrew after finishing last in the 100 m. Eaton's 10.35 100 metres was the top time of the day, Hardee's 10.42 the next best. His 8.03 long jump was almost half a metre further than any other competitor. Dmitriy Karpov won the shot put, but Eaton's 14.66 was just 12 cm short of his personal record. Leonel Suárez won the high jump, but Eaton tied with several members of the field for second best. And Eaton's 46.90 400 metres was over a full second faster than anybody else in the field. Damian Warner had a 40 point advantage for third position after the first day.

Hardee started day two off with a victory over Eaton in the 110 metres hurdles, but it was only .02, narrowing the gap by 3 points. Rico Freimuth was the top discus thrower, with Hardee 85 cm behind him. Eaton's discus was 5.75 m less, giving Hardee almost an extra 120 point dent into the gap. Eaton more than gained that back with the third best pole vault of the day, while Hardee was 40 cm back. In the javelin throw, Leonel Suárez put more than 10 meters on the rest of the contenders, to solidly place himself in bronze medal position. Hardee was the third best thrower, but his gap was not as large as he needed while Eaton set a new personal best in the event. With Eaton holding a 150+ point lead, Hardee a 70 point lead over Suárez, who held an 80 point lead over a crowd of his nearest challengers, the medals were fairly well set before the gun in the 1500 metres. Hans van Alphen led the way to move into fourth place, but nobody made a serious run at improving their medals, instead choosing to just finish the last event. For Suárez, it was his second Olympic bronze medal in a row.

Competition format[edit]

The decathlon consists of ten track and field events, with a points system that awards higher scores for better results in each of the ten components. The athletes all compete in one competition with no elimination rounds.

At the end of competition, if two athletes are tied, the athlete who has received more points in the greater number of events is the winner.[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 10:10
11:10
12:50
18:00
21:30
100 metres
Long Jump
Shot Put
High Jump
400 metres
Thursday, 9 August 2012 09:00
09:55
12:55
18:30
21:20
110 metres hurdles
Discus Throw
Pole Vault
Javelin Throw
1500 metres

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Ashton Eaton (USA) 9039 Eugene, United States 23 June 2012
Olympic record  Roman Šebrle (CZE) 8893 Athens, Greece 24 August 2004
2012 World leading  Ashton Eaton (USA) 9039 Eugene, United States 23 June 2012

Overall results[edit]

Key
  The highest mark recorded in each event is highlighted in yellow
Rank Athlete Overall points 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110 m H DT PV JT 1500 m
1  Eaton, AshtonAshton Eaton (USA) 8869 1011
10.35 s
1068
8.03 m
769
14.66 m
850
2.05 m
963
46.90 s
1032
13.56 s
716
42.53 m
972
5.20 m
767
61.96 m
721
4:33.59 min
2  Hardee, TreyTrey Hardee (USA) 8671 (SB) 994
10.42 s
942
7.53 m
807
15.28 m
794
1.99 m
904
48.11 s
1035
13.54 s
834
48.26 m
849
4.80 m
838
66.65 m
674
4:40.94 min
3  Suárez, LeonelLeonel Suárez (CUB) 8523 (SB) 801
11.27 s
940
7.52 m
759
14.50 m
906
2.11 m
859
49.04 s
917
14.45 s
782
45.75 m
819
4.70 m
996
76.94 m
744
4:30.08 min
4  Van Alphen, HansHans Van Alphen (BEL) 8447 850
11.05 s
970
7.64 m
819
15.48 m
850
2.05 m
853
49.18 s
863
14.89 s
835
48.28 m
849
4.80 m
763
61.69 m
795
4:22.50 min
5  Warner, DamianDamian Warner (CAN) 8442 (PB) 980
10.48 s
945
7.54 m
712
13.73 m
850
2.05 m
899
48.20 s
926
14.38 s
785
45.90 m
819
4.70 m
780
62.77 m
746
4:29.85 min
6  Freimuth, RicoRico Freimuth (GER) 8320 940
10.65 s
864
7.21 m
782
14.87 m
714
1.90 m
906
48.06 s
989
13.89 s
852
49.11 m
880
4.90 m
698
57.37 m
695
4:37.62 min
7  Kasyanov, OleksiyOleksiy Kasyanov (UKR) 8283 961
10.56 s
947
7.55 m
756
14.45 m
794
1.99 m
888
48.44 s
963
14.09 s
802
46.72 m
790
4.60 m
661
54.87 m
721
4:33.68 min
8  Sviridov, SergeySergey Sviridov (RUS) 8219 910
10.78 s
922
7.45 m
754
14.42 m
794
1.99 m
866
48.91 s
799
15.42 s
817
47.43 m
790
4.60 m
865
68.42 m
702
4:36.63 min
9  Coertzen, WillemWillem Coertzen (RSA) 8173 841
11.09 s
854
7.17 m
715
13.79 m
850
2.05 m
882
48.56 s
955
14.15 s
738
43.58 m
760
4.50 m
810
64.79 m
768
4:26.52 min
10  Behrenbruch, PascalPascal Behrenbruch (GER) 8126 847
11.06 s
850
7.15 m
831
15.67 m
767
1.96 m
813
50.04 s
932
14.33 s
761
44.71 m
819
4.70 m
810
64.80 m
696
4:37.46 min
11  Sintnicolaas, EelcoEelco Sintnicolaas (NED) 8034 894
10.85 s
903
7.37 m
739
14.18 m
740
1.93 m
868
48.85 s
920
14.43 s
509
32.26 m
1004
5.30 m
720
58.82 m
737
4:31.17 min
12  Newdick, BrentBrent Newdick (NZL) 7988 838
11.10 s
900
7.36 m
795
15.09 m
767
1.96 m
804
50.22 s
847
15.02 s
791
46.15 m
819
4.70 m
735
59.82 m
692
4:38.20 min
13  Barroilhet, GonzaloGonzalo Barroilhet (CHI) 7972 821
11.18 s
767
6.80 m
758
14.49 m
850
2.05 m
766
51.07 s
959
14.12 s
690
41.27 m
1035
5.40 m
697
57.25 m
629
4:48.23 min
14  García, YordanisYordanis García (CUB) 7956 906
10.80 s
755
6.75 m
758
14.48 m
794
1.99 m
873
48.76 s
944
14.24 s
711
42.27 m
790
4.60 m
736
59.85 m
689
4:38.57 min
15  Mayer, KevinKevin Mayer (FRA) 7952 791
11.32 s
854
7.17 m
731
14.05 m
850
2.05 m
873
48.76 s
780
15.59 s
689
41.20 m
819
4.70 m
774
62.41 m
791
4:23.02 min
16  Shkurenyov, IlyaIlya Shkurenyov (RUS) 7948 858
11.01 s
874
7.25 m
661
12.89 m
822
2.02 m
823
49.81 s
925
14.39 s
736
43.51 m
941
5.10 m
645
53.81 m
663
4:42.80 min
17  Mikhan, EduardEduard Mikhan (BLR) 7928 919
10.74 s
799
6.94 m
774
14.75 m
740
1.93 m
889
48.42 s
955
14.15 s
755
44.42 m
731
4.40 m
673
55.69 m
693
4:38.06 min
18  Karpov, DmitriyDmitriy Karpov (KAZ) 7926 881
10.91 s
864
7.21 m
880
16.47 m
794
1.99 m
822
49.83 s
924
14.40 s
765
44.93 m
941
5.10 m
588
49.93 m
467
5:16.83 min
19  de Araújo, Luiz AlbertoLuiz Alberto de Araújo (BRA) 7849 929
10.70 s
852
7.16 m
699
13.52 m
740
1.93 m
897
48.25 s
875
14.79 s
762
44.76 m
790
4.60 m
612
51.59m
693
4:38.04 min
20  Ushiro, KeisukeKeisuke Ushiro (JPN) 7842 791
11.32 s
781
6.86 m
703
13.59 m
794
1.99 m
779
50.78 s
794
15.47 s
801
46.66 m
880
4.90 m
834
66.38 m
685
4:39.33 min
21  Vos, IngmarIngmar Vos (NED) 7805 865
10.98 s
878
7.27 m
714
13.77 m
767
1.96 m
832
49.62 s
897
14.61 s
711
42.26 m
760
4.50 m
762
61.60 m
619
4:50.01 min
22  Eriņš, EdgarsEdgars Eriņš (LAT) 7649 863
10.99 s
809
6.98 m
695
13.45 m
740
1.93 m
786
50.62 s
823
15.22 s
769
45.10 m
760
4.50 m
698
57.35 m
706
4:35.88 min
23  Addy, JangyJangy Addy (LBR) 7586 885
10.89 s
790
6.90 m
788
14.97 m
740
1.93 m
878
48.64 s
945
14.23 s
779
45.61 m
673
4.20 m
594
50.36 m
514
5:08.14 min
24  Szabó, AttilaAttila Szabó (HUN) 7581 827
11.15 s
804
6.96 m
724
13.93 m
714
1.90 m
777
50.83 s
859
14.92 s
770
45.14 m
790
4.60 m
720
58.84 m
596
4:53.81 min
25  Draudvila, DariusDarius Draudvila (LTU) 7557 872
10.95 s
842
7.12 m
800
15.17 m
767
1.96 m
809
50.13 s
865
14.87 s
796
46.43 m
673
4.20 m
591
50.16 m
542
5:03.14 min
26  Artikov, RifatRifat Artikov (UZB) 7203 780
11.37 s
677
6.41 m
735
14.11 m
740
1.93 m
729
51.91 s
881
14.74 s
737
43.53 m
731
4.40 m
687
56.62 m
506
5:09.52 min
N/A  Knobel, Jan FelixJan Felix Knobel (GER) DNF 769
11.42 s
826
7.05 m
808
15.29 m
850
2.05 m
821
49.87 s
846
15.03 s
790
46.10 m
731
4.40 m
DNS DNS
N/A  Felix, KurtKurt Felix (GRN) DNF 834
11.12 s
967
7.63 m
684
13.28 m
850
2.05 m
807
50.17 s
DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
N/A  Dudaš, MihailMihail Dudaš (SRB) DNF 883
10.90 s
942
7.53 m
714
13.76 m
767
1.96 m
DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
N/A  Awde, DanielDaniel Awde (GBR) DNF 926
10.71 s
774
6.83 m
DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
N/A  Šebrle, RomanRoman Šebrle (CZE) DNF 744
11.54 s
DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics". london2012.com. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Decathlon competition format". london2012.com. Retrieved 8 August 2012.