Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's decathlon

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Men's decathlon
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Athletics pictogram.svg
Pictogram of athletics
Venues Olympic Stadium
Dates September 28-29
Competitors 39 from 26 nations
Winning result 8488
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Christian Schenk
 East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Torsten Voss
 East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dave Steen
 Canada
← 1984
1992 →

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
Silver Torsten Voss
 East Germany
Bronze Dave Steen
 Canada

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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