1997 World Championships in Athletics – Men's decathlon

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Events at the
1997 World Championships
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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
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
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

These are the official results of the Men's Decathlon competition at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, Greece. There were a total number of 34 participating athletes, including fourteen non-finishers. The competition started on August 5, 1997, and ended on August 6, 1997.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Czech Republic Tomáš Dvořák
Czech Republic (CZE)
Silver Finland Eduard Hämäläinen
Finland (FIN)
Bronze Germany Frank Busemann
Germany (GER)

Schedule[edit]

Tuesday, August 5
  1. 100 m
  2. Long Jump
  3. Shot Put
  4. High Jump
  5. 400 m
Wednesday, August 6
  1. 110 m hurdles
  2. Discus Throw
  3. Pole Vault
  4. Javelin Throw
  5. 1,500 m

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1997 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Dan O'Brien (USA) 8891 September 5, 1992 France Talence, France
Event Record  Dan O'Brien (USA) 8817 August 20, 1993 Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Season Best  Steve Fritz (USA) 8604 June 13, 1997 United States Indianapolis, United States

Results[edit]

  The highest mark recorded in each event is highlighted in yellow
Rank Athlete Decathlon Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1st, gold medalist(s)  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 10,60 7.64 16.32 2.00 47,56 13,61 45.16 5.00 70.34 4.35,40 8837
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Eduard Hämäläinen (FIN) 10,81 7.56 15.71 1.97 46,71 13,74 50.50 5.20 59.82 4.37,10 8730
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Frank Busemann (GER) 10,76 7.96 13.53 2.09 48,32 13,55 42.56 5.00 63.92 4.29,27 8652
4  Steve Fritz (USA) 10,96 7.30 14.41 2.00 48,70 14,08 48.88 5.00 65.24 4.31,14 8463
5  Ramil Ganiyev (UZB) 10,94 7.58 14.76 2.06 48,34 14,35 46.04 5.30 55.14 4.36,78 8445
6  Erki Nool (EST) 10,67 7.37 14.33 1.91 46,99 14,66 43.20 5.40 65.84 4.42,98 8413
7  Stefan Schmid (GER) 10,93 7.58 14.58 1.97 48,14 14,49 44.38 5.00 67.46 4.43,20 8360
8  Michael Smith (CAN) 11,04 7.25 17.54 2.03 49,67 14,68 47.80 4.80 65.58 4.54,99 8307
9  Roman Šebrle (CZE) 10,91 7.71 14.33 2.09 48,16 14,32 43.32 4.20 64.76 4.40,31 8232
10  Klaus Isekenmeier (GER) 11,05 7.56 14.28 1.91 48,56 14,40 47.88 4.60 65.84 4.42,54 8180
11  Indrek Kaseorg (EST) 11,39 7.16 13.87 2.03 48,66 14,49 41.64 4.90 63.34 4.20,82 8140
12  Philipp Huber (SUI) 11,08 7.18 14.29 1.85 48,00 14,65 44.88 5.00 58.22 4.20,90 8107
13  Cédric Lopez (FRA) 11,21 7.13 13.48 2.09 48,88 14,75 40.96 4.60 64.88 4.25,96 8047
14  Marcel Dost (NED) 10,97 7.45 13.61 1.91 47,99 14,49 42.42 5.20 51.80 4.36,68 8040
15  Francisco Javier Benet (ESP) 11,04 7.19 13.66 2.03 48,49 14,56 43.30 4.50 55.92 4.33,65 7929
16  Prodromos Korkizoglou (GRE) 10,77 7.29 13.28 2.00 49,59 14,47 44.46 4.80 54.94 4.58,44 7867
17  Victor Houston (BAR) 10,72 7.57 12.82 2.03 47,91 13,92 33.56 3.50 62.10 4.32,30 7777
18  Mário Aníbal (POR) 11,09 7.03 14.57 2.03 49,73 15,28 44.28 4.60 53.70 4.39,65 7768
19  Pierre-Alexandre Vial (FRA) 11.02 7.11 13.35 1.88 48,87 14,83 43.26 4.80 53.70 4.42,29 7708
20  Oleg Veretelnikov (UZB) 11,10 7.32 13.93 1.85 48,85 15,39 39.70 4.40 60.28 4.25,68 7698
 Chris Huffins (USA) 10.39 7.85 15.28 2.06 49,05 14,04 49.22 4.60 NM DNS DNF
 Jagan Hames (AUS) 11.11 7.27 14.08 49,92 14,36 46.68 DNF DNF
 Lev Lobodin (RUS) 11.07 7.07 15.00 49,02 14,38 44.78 DNF DNF
 Beniamino Poserina (ITA) 11.10 6.93 14.04 1.91 49,99 14,56 38.42 DNS DNF
 Robert Změlík (CZE) 10.84 7.28 14.38 49,39 DNF 45.72 DNS DNF
 Sebastian Chmara (POL) 11.17 7.56 15.21 48,24 DNF
 Sébastien Levicq (FRA) 11.25 7.01 13.58 1.94 53,43 DNF
 Jón Arnar Magnússon (ISL) 10.61 7.42 15.05 2.00 DNS DNF
 Jaime Peñas (ESP) 11.08 7.16 15.33 DNS DNF
 Shawn Wilbourn (USA) 10.88 6.94 14.85 1.91 DNS DNF
 Rojs Piziks (LAT) 11.77 6.79 14.05 DNS DNF
 Alper Kasapoğlu (TUR) 11.28 6.91 13.99 1.85 DNS DNF
 Doug Pirini (NZL) 10.93 7.17 14.38 NM DNF
 Jack Rosendaal (NED) 11.27 6.94 12.73 DNF

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