Jürgen Hingsen

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Jürgen Hingsen
Jürgen Hingsen 1987.jpg
Jürgen Hingsen in 1987
Personal information
Nationality German
Born 25 January 1958 (1958-01-25) (age 56)
Duisburg, West Germany
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 102 kg (225 lb)
Sport
Sport Decathlon
Club Bayer Leverkusen
LAV Bayer Uerdingen
Dormagen, Krefeld
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Decathlon 8,832 points

Jürgen Hingsen (born 25 January 1958) is a former West German decathlete who won several medals at international championships and Olympic Games in the 1980s, and held the decathlon world record in 1982 and again from 1983 to 1984. His rivalry with British decathlete Daley Thompson provided one of the most exciting rivalries in athletics during the 1980s.

Biography[edit]

The 2 metres (6 ft 6.7 in) tall athlete came second in the Olympic decathlon at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles just behind Daley Thompson. In 1984, Hingsen also set his personal best in the decathlon at 8832 points – then a world record, and still the German record.[1]

During the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Hingsen made three false starts in the 100 metre sprint, and he was disqualified from that event – and effectively eliminated from that decathlon competition.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ „Ewige“ Bestenliste der deutschen Leichtathletik. leichtathletik.de
  2. ^ Jürgen Hingsen. sports-reference.com
Records
Preceded by
United Kingdom Daley Thompson
Men's decathlon world record holder
15 August 1982 – 8 September 1982
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Daley Thompson
Preceded by
United Kingdom Daley Thompson
Men's decathlon world record holder
6 June 1983 – 9 August 1984
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Daley Thompson