Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's decathlon

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Decathlon
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 19–20 October
Competitors 23 from 15 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rein Aun  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany
← 1960
1968 →

The decathlon was a men event and part of the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 19 October and 20 October 1964. 23 athletes from 15 nations entered and 22 started the first event.

Results[edit]

First day[edit]

100 metres[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time Points
Event Total Rank
1 Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 10.7 seconds 879 879 1
Hector Thomas  Venezuela 10.7 seconds 879 879 1
3 Rein Aun  Soviet Union 10.9 seconds 828 828 3
Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 10.9 seconds 828 828 3
5 Russ Hodge  United States 11.0 seconds 804 804 5
Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 11.0 seconds 804 804 5
Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 11.0 seconds 804 804 5
Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 11.0 seconds 804 804 5
9 Dramane Sereme  Mali 11.1 seconds 780 780 9
Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 11.1 seconds 780 780 9
Valbjørn Thorlaksson  Iceland 11.1 seconds 780 780 9
12 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 11.2 seconds 756 756 12
Richard John Emberger  United States 11.2 seconds 756 756 12
Bill Gairdner  Canada 11.2 seconds 756 756 12
Paul Irvin Herman  United States 11.2 seconds 756 756 12
16 Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 11.3 seconds 733 733 16
Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland 11.3 seconds 733 733 16
Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands 11.3 seconds 733 733 16
Franco Sar  Italy 11.3 seconds 733 733 16
20 Gerry Moro  Canada 11.6 seconds 665 665 20
21 Koech Kiprop  Kenya 11.7 seconds 643 643 21
Wu Ar Min  Taiwan 11.7 seconds 643 643 21
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start Did not start

Long jump[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Distance Points
Event Total Rank
1 Rein Aun  Soviet Union 7.22 metres 865 1693 3
Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 7.22 metres 865 1669 4
3 Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 7.21 metres 863 1667 5
4 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 7.02 metres 824 1580 8
5 Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 7.00 metres 820 1699 1
Hector Thomas  Venezuela 7.00 metres 820 1699 1
7 Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 6.98 metres 816 1644 6
8 Paul Irvin Herman  United States 6.97 metres 814 1570 10
9 Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland 6.94 metres 808 1541 11
10 Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 6.81 metres 780 1513 13
11 Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 6.80 metres 778 1582 7
12 Russ Hodge  United States 6.75 metres 767 1571 9
13 Richard John Emberger  United States 6.72 metres 761 1517 12
14 Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands 6.56 metres 728 1461 17
15 Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 6.53 metres 721 1501 14
16 Dramane Sereme  Mali 6.51 metres 717 1497 15
17 Koech Kiprop  Kenya 6.50 metres 715 1358 20
18 Valbjoern Thorlaksson  Iceland 6.43 metres 699 1479 16
19 Bill Gairdner  Canada 6.40 metres 693 1449 18
20 Franco Sar  Italy 6.31 metres 673 1406 19
21 Gerry Moro  Canada 6.20 metres 648 1313 21
22 Wu Ar Min  Taiwan 5.90 metres 582 1225 22
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

Shot put[edit]

Storozhenko moved from fourth place to first with his performance in the shot put, as Thomas dropped from the lead to eighth.

Place Athlete Nation Distance Points
Event Total Rank
1 Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 16.37 metres 868 2537 1
2 Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 14.95 metres 786 2485 2
3 Russ Hodge  United States 14.93 metres 784 2355 6
4 Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 14.45 metres 756 2423 3
5 Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands 14.40 metres 753 2214 12
6 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 14.32 metres 747 2327 7
7 Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 14.06 metres 732 2376 5
8 Paul Irvin Herman  United States 13.89 metres 721 2291 9
9 Rein Aun  Soviet Union 13.82 metres 717 2410 4
10 Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland 13.80 metres 716 2257 11
11 Franco Sar  Italy 13.60 metres 702 2108 16
12 Bill Gairdner  Canada 13.38 metres 689 2138 14
13 Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 13.23 metres 680 2262 10
14 Valbjoern Thorlaksson  Iceland 13.10 metres 671 2150 13
15 Gerry Moro  Canada 12.62 metres 640 1953 20
16 Hector Thomas  Venezuela 12.42 metres 627 2326 8
17 Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 12.16 metres 610 2123 15
18 Richard John Emberger  United States 11.80 metres 586 2103 17
19 Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 11.35 metres 556 2057 18
20 Dramane Sereme  Mali 11.03 metres 504 2031 19
21 Wu Ar Min  Taiwan 10.67 metres 509 1734 22
22 Koech Kiprop  Kenya 10.55 metres 500 1758 21
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

High jump[edit]

Wu dropped out of contention after three events, not competing in the high jump.

Place Athlete Nation Height Points
Event Total Rank
1 Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 1.96 metres 822 3245 2
2 Rein Aun  Soviet Union 1.93 metres 796 3206 3
Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland 1.93 metres 796 3053 6
4 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 1.90 metres 769 3096 5
Richard John Emberger  United States 1.90 metres 769 2872 12
6 Paul Irvin Herman  United States 1.87 metres 743 3034 7
Koech Kiprop  Kenya 1.87 metres 743 2601 19
8 Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 1.84 metres 716 3253 1
Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 1.84 metres 716 3201 4
10 Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 1.81 metres 689 2951 11
Valbjoern Thorlaksson  Iceland 1.81 metres 689 2839 13
Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 1.81 metres 689 2812 14
13 Russ Hodge  United States 1.75 metres 634 2989 8
Hector Thomas  Venezuela 1.75 metres 634 2960 10
Franco Sar  Italy 1.75 metres 634 2742 16
16 Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 1.70 metres 588 2964 9
Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands 1.70 metres 588 2802 15
Bill Gairdner  Canada 1.70 metres 588 2726 17
Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 1.70 metres 588 2645 18
Gerry Moro  Canada 1.70 metres 588 2541 20
21 Dramane Sereme  Mali 1.60 metres 493 2524 21
Wu Ar Min  Taiwan Withdrew 1734
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

400 metres[edit]

Storozhenko, leading after four, finished last in the 400 metres, falling to fifth place.

Place Athlete Nation Time Points
Event Total Rank
1 Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 48.2 seconds 889 4090 1
2 Rein Aun  Soviet Union 48.8 seconds 861 4067 3
3 Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 49.0 seconds 852 3803 9
4 Richard John Emberger  United States 49.1 seconds 847 3719 11
5 Paul Irvin Herman  United States 49.2 seconds 842 3876 6
Bill Gairdner  Canada 49.2 seconds 842 3568 15
7 Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 49.5 seconds 829 4074 2
Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 49.2 seconds 842 3793 10
9 Russ Hodge  United States 49.6 seconds 824 3813 8
10 Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 49.7 seconds 819 3631 14
11 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 49.8 seconds 814 3910 4
12 Valbjoern Thorlaksson  Iceland 50.1 seconds 801 3640 13
13 Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland 50.5 seconds 784 3837 7
14 Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 50.8 seconds 770 3415 18
15 Dramane Sereme  Mali 51.2 seconds 753 3277 20
16 Hector Thomas  Venezuela 51.4 seconds 744 3704 12
17 Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands 52.0 seconds 720 3522 16
Gerry Moro  Canada 52.0 seconds 720 3261 21
19 Franco Sar  Italy 52.2 seconds 712 3454 17
20 Koech Kiprop  Kenya 52.8 seconds 687 3288 19
21 Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 53.6 seconds 655 3908 5
Wu Ar Min  Taiwan Withdrew 1734
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

First day rankings[edit]

  1. Willi Holdorf, 4090 points
  2. Hans-Joachim Walde, 4074 points
  3. Rein Aun, 4067 points
  4. Horst Beyer, 3910 points
  5. Mikhail Storozhenko, 3908 points
  6. Paul Irvin Herman, 3876 points
  7. Werner Duttweiler, 3837 points
  8. Russ Hodge, 3813 points
  9. Yang Chuan Kwang, 3803 points
  10. Vasili Kuznetsov, 3793 points
  11. Richard John Emberger, 3719 points
  12. Hector Thomas, 3704 points
  13. Valbjoern Thorlaksson, 3640 points
  14. Alois Buchel, 3631 points
  15. Bill Gairdner, 3568 points
  16. Eef Kamerbeek, 3522 points
  17. Franco Sar, 3454 points
  18. Suzuki Shosuke, 3415 points
  19. Koech Kiprop, 3288 points
  20. Dramane Sereme, 3277 points
  21. Gerry Moro, 3261 points
  22. Wu Ar Min, 1734 points (withdrew)
  23. Samir Ambrose Vincent, 0 points (withdrew)

Second day[edit]

110 metre hurdles[edit]

Kamerbeek became the second decathlete to drop out.

Place Athlete Nation Time Points
Event Total Rank
1 Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 14.7 seconds 881 4684 7
2 Franco Sar  Italy 14.8 seconds 870 4324 15
3 Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 14.9 seconds 859 4652 8
Richard John Emberger  United States 14.9 seconds 859 4578 10
5 Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 15.0 seconds 848 4938 1
Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 15.0 seconds 848 4756 4
7 Koech Kiprop  Kenya 15.1 seconds 837 4125 17
8 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 15.2 seconds 827 4737 5
Paul Irvin Herman  United States 15.2 seconds 827 4703 6
10 Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 15.3 seconds 817 4891 2
11 Bill Gairdner  Canada 15.4 seconds 807 4375 14
12 Valbjoern Thorlaksson  Iceland 15.6 seconds 787 4427 12
13 Rein Aun  Soviet Union 15.9 seconds 757 4824 3
Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland 15.9 seconds 757 4594 9
15 Russ Hodge  United States 16.0 seconds 748 4561 11
16 Dramane Sereme  Mali 16.4 seconds 712 3989 19
17 Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 16.5 seconds 703 4118 18
18 Hector Thomas  Venezuela 16.7 seconds 685 4389 13
19 Gerry Moro  Canada 16.8 seconds 676 3937 20
20 Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 17.5 seconds 621 4252 16
Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands Withdrew 3522
Wu Ar Min  Taiwan Withdrew 1734
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

Discus throw[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Distance Points
Event Total Rank
1 Franco Sar  Italy 47.46 metres 827 5151 11
2 Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 46.05 metres 801 5739 1
3 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 45.17 metres 784 5521 4
4 Russ Hodge  United States 44.64 metres 775 5336 9
5 Rein Aun  Soviet Union 44.19 metres 766 5590 3
6 Paul Irvin Herman  United States 44.15 metres 765 5468 6
7 Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 43.81 metres 759 5411 7
8 Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 43.15 metres 747 5638 2
Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 43.15 metres 747 5503 5
10 Bill Gairdner  Canada 42.91 metres 742 5117 13
11 Gerry Moro  Canada 40.90 metres 703 4640 19
12 Valbjoern Thorlaksson  Iceland 39.70 metres 680 5107 14
13 Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 39.59 metres 677 5361 8
14 Hector Thomas  Venezuela 38.43 metres 654 5043 15
15 Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 37.19 metres 629 4881 16
16 Richard John Emberger  United States 35.32 metres 590 5168 10
17 Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 35.24 metres 589 4707 17
18 Koech Kiprop  Kenya 33.07 metres 542 4667 18
19 Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland 32.66 metres 533 5127 12
20 Dramane Sereme  Mali 29.24 metres 457 4446 20
Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands Withdrew 3522
Wu Ar Min  Taiwan Withdrew 1734
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

Pole vault[edit]

Duttweiler and Thomas both dropped out before the pole vault. Yang continued to advance, and Herman and Kuznetsov also moved into position to challenge for medals, while Beyer dropped out of contention into 8th place. Holdorf's lead grew to almost 130 points, almost unassailable, and nearly as many as the 150 that separated 2nd from 5th places.

Place Athlete Nation Height Points
Event Total Rank
1 Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 4.60 metres 957 6318 6
Gerry Moro  Canada 4.60 metres 957 5597 15
3 Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 4.40 metres 909 6320 5
Valbjoern Thorlaksson  Iceland 4.40 metres 909 6016 10
5 Paul Irvin Herman  United States 4.35 metres 896 6364 4
6 Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 4.25 metres 871 5578 16
7 Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 4.20 metres 859 6598 1
Rein Aun  Soviet Union 4.20 metres 859 6449 3
Franco Sar  Italy 4.20 metres 859 6010 11
10 Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 4.10 metres 832 6470 2
11 Koech Kiprop  Kenya 4.05 metres 820 5487 17
12 Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 4.00 metres 807 6310 7
Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 4.00 metres 807 5688 14
14 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 3.80 metres 754 6275 8
15 Russ Hodge  United States 3.70 metres 728 6064 9
Richard John Emberger  United States 3.70 metres 728 5896 12
17 Bill Gairdner  Canada 3.40 metres 644 5761 13
18 Dramane Sereme  Mali 2.60 metres 403 4849 18
Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland Withdrew 5127
Hector Thomas  Venezuela Withdrew 5043
Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands Withdrew 3522
Wu Ar Min  Taiwan Withdrew 1734
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

Javelin throw[edit]

In the javelin throw, Yang won another event, moving up to fourth place. Holdorf fared poorly, his lead shrinking to 60 points, but with Walde increasing to 67 points ahead of Aun in third place, a German gold medal was nearly assured and the top pair was looking quite likely. In contrast, Yang was only 23 points behind Aun in an effort to knock the Soviet off the medal platform. Kuznetsov was still only a point behind Yang and Herman was not far from them either.

Place Athlete Nation Height Points
Event Total Rank
1 Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 68.15 metres 858 7176 4
2 Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 67.87 metres 855 7175 5
3 Paul Irvin Herman  United States 63.35 metres 802 7166 6
4 Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 62.90 metres 796 7266 2
5 Bill Gairdner  Canada 59.72 metres 758 6519 13
6 Rein Aun  Soviet Union 59.06 metres 750 7199 3
Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 59.06 metres 750 7060 7
8 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 58.17 metres 738 7013 8
9 Richard John Emberger  United States 57.54 metres 731 6627 12
10 Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 57.37 metres 728 7326 1
11 Valbjoern Thorlaksson  Iceland 56.19 metres 714 6730 9
12 Koech Kiprop  Kenya 55.54 metres 705 6192 16
13 Franco Sar  Italy 53.59 metres 680 6690 11
14 Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 51.88 metres 658 6236 15
15 Russ Hodge  United States 50.21 metres 636 6700 10
16 Dramane Sereme  Mali 48.46 metres 612 5461 18
17 Gerry Moro  Canada 46.63 metres 587 6184 17
18 Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 44.90 metres 562 6250 14
Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland Withdrew 5127
Hector Thomas  Venezuela Withdrew 5043
Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands Withdrew 3522
Wu Ar Min  Taiwan Withdrew 1734
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

1500 metres[edit]

The final event was the 1500 metres. Emberger was the fastest in the event, but still finished in 10th place overall. Aun, with a 67-point deficit to catch Walde for the silver medal, needed to run approximately 10 seconds faster than the German. His 4:22.3 was more than enough to beat Walde's 4:37.5, giving Aun 100 more points than Walde and the silver medal. Yang and Kuznetsov, who had been threatening to join the medalists, each dropped in the rankings after the 1500.

Place Athlete Nation Time Points
Event Total Rank
1 Richard John Emberger  United States 4:19.3 665 7292 10
2 Rein Aun  Soviet Union 4:22.3 643 7842 2
3 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 4:23.6 634 7647 6
4 Bill Gairdner  Canada 4:24.5 628 7147 11
5 Russ Hodge  United States 4:24.9 629 7325 9
6 Paul Irvin Herman  United States 4:25.4 621 7787 4
7 Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 4:28.1 602 6838 15
8 Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 4:28.6 599 6849 14
9 Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 4:34.3 561 7887 1
10 Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 4:37.5 543 7809 3
11 Gerry Moro  Canada 4:38.8 532 6716 16
12 Koech Kiprop  Kenya 4:41.6 515 6707 17
13 Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 4:48.4 474 7650 5
14 Dramane Sereme  Mali 4:51.5 456 5917 18
15 Valbjoern Thorlaksson  Iceland 5:00.6 405 7135 12
16 Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 5:00.7 404 7464 8
17 Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 5:02.5 394 7569 7
18 Franco Sar  Italy 5:08.4 364 7054 13
Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland Withdrew 5127
Hector Thomas  Venezuela Withdrew 5043
Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands Withdrew 3522
Wu Ar Min  Taiwan Withdrew 1734
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

Final standings[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Points
1 Willi Holdorf  United Team of Germany 7887
2 Rein Aun  Soviet Union 7842
3 Hans-Joachim Walde  United Team of Germany 7809
4 Paul Irvin Herman  United States 7787
5 Yang Chuan-kwang  Taiwan 7650
6 Horst Beyer  United Team of Germany 7647
7 Vasili Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 7569
8 Mikhail Storozhenko  Soviet Union 7464
9 Russ Hodge  United States 7325
10 Richard John Emberger  United States 7292
11 Bill Gairdner  Canada 7147
12 Valbjoern Thorlaksson  Iceland 7135
13 Franco Sar  Italy 7054
14 Alois Buchel  Liechtenstein 6849
15 Suzuki Shosuke  Japan 6838
16 Gerry Moro  Canada 6716
17 Koech Kiprop  Kenya 6707
18 Dramane Sereme  Mali 5917
Werner Duttweiler  Switzerland Did not finish
5127 after 7 events
Hector Thomas  Venezuela Did not finish
5043 after 7 events
Eef Kamerbeek  Netherlands Did not finish
3522 after 5 events
Wu Ar Min  Taiwan Did not finish
1734 after 3 events
Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq Did not start

References[edit]