Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's decathlon

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Men's decathlon
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Athletics pictogram.svg
Pictogram of athletics
VenuesStadium Australia
Dates27-28 September
Competitors36 from 23 nations
Winning result8641
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Erki Nool
 Estonia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Roman Šebrle
 Czech Republic
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Chris Huffins
 United States
← 1996
2004 →

Video on YouTube Official Video Highlights 18 minute feature on the decathlon

The Men's Decathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program was held at the Stadium Australia on Wednesday 27 September and Thursday 28 September.[1]

After the first day of the contest, Chris Huffins found himself in en eight-point lead ahead of Dean Macey. Erki Nool and Tom Pappas occupied the next places. On the next day Nool dropped to fifth place after the 110 metres hurdles, but advanced again after the controversial discus contest. Starting off with two foul attempts, Nool was originally fouled in his third and last attempt as well, which would have resulted in him getting 0 points and falling out of the leading group. However, Nool successfully appealed the ring-foul ruling and had his throw measured to 43.66 metres, which saw him climb one place. The British delegation, representing Macey, protested to no avail.

Following Nool's strong result in the javelin throw event Huffins' lead had shrunk to only 14 points before the 1500 metres. As this was a weak event for Huffins he looked set to lose out in the medal chase; however, he managed to lower his personal best time by twelve seconds and grasped a bronze medal. Reigning world champion and world record holder Tomáš Dvořák struggled with a knee problem throughout the competition and finished in a disappointing sixth place.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Erki Nool
 Estonia
Silver Roman Šebrle
 Czech Republic
Bronze Chris Huffins
 United States


Šebrle would go on to break the world record in 2001 and win the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in a new Olympic record. Huffins retired from international athletics after the end of the season.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in points) prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics.

World Record 8994 Tomáš Dvořák Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 4 July 1999
Olympic Record 8847 Daley Thompson United Kingdom Los Angeles, United States 9 August 1984

Results[edit]

Overall results[edit]

Flying points table after 10th event:

Rank Athlete Nation Overall
points
Overview by event (points on top, then result. Best performance in each event shown in green)
100 m Long jump Shot put High jump 400 m 110 metres hurdles Discus throw Pole vault Javelin throw 1500 m
1 Erki Nool  Estonia 8641 933
10.68
1000
7.76
796
15.11
803
2.00
973
46.71
913
14.48
739
43.66
910
5.00
826
65.82
748
4:29.48
2 Roman Šebrle  Czech Republic 8606 878
10.92
965
7.62
803
15.22
915
2.12
899
48.20
991
13.87
754
44.39
849
4.80
799
64.04
753
4:28.79
3 Chris Huffins  United States 8595 (SB) 980
10.48
987
7.71
806
15.27
887
2.09
894
48.31
986
13.91
861
49.55
819
4.70
687
56.62
688
4:38.71
4 Dean Macey  Great Britain 8567 (PB) 903
10.81
1002
7.77
766
14.62
887
2.09
988
46.41
907
14.53
733
43.37
849
4.80
744
60.38
788
4:23.45
5 Tom Pappas  United States 8425 901
10.82
913
7.41
782
14.87
1002
2.21
878
48.64
955
14.15
693
41.42
880
4.90
772
62.26
649
4:45.10
6 Tomáš Dvořák  Czech Republic 8385 881
10.91
935
7.50
846
15.91
776
1.97
856
49.11
931
14.34
811
47.15
731
4.40
888
69.94
730
4:32.23
7 Frank Busemann  Germany 8351 881
10.91
970
7.64
760
14.52
887
2.09
863
48.97
954
14.16
538
33.71
910
5.00
812
64.91
776
4:25.32
8 Attila Zsivoczky  Hungary 8277 838
11.10
821
7.00
787
14.96
859
2.06
880
48.61
817
15.27
817
47.43
849
4.80
827
65.87
789
4:23.37
9 Stefan Schmid  Germany 8206 874
10.94
854
7.17
731
14.04
803
2.00
880
48.61
926
14.38
681
40.81
910
5.00
844
67.03
703
4:36.49
10 Henrik Dagård  Sweden 8178 (SB) 897
10.84
833
7.08
788
14.97
749
1.94
873
48.75
936
14.30
725
42.95
941
5.10
814
65.05
622
4:49.51
11 Zsolt Kürtösi  Hungary 8149 (PB) 861
11.00
859
7.19
798
15.13
803
2.00
870
48.81
955
14.15
800
46.62
849
4.80
695
57.16
659
4:43.39
12 Mário Aníbal  Portugal 8136 (NR) 867
10.97
790
6.90
814
15.39
831
2.03
875
48.71
885
14.71
767
45.01
880
4.90
??
57.51
727
4:32.68
13 Lev Lobodin  Russia 8071 917
10.75
857
7.18
836
15.75
749
1.94
867
48.87
972
14.02
758
44.55
910
5.00
591
50.16
614
4:50.73
14 Jiří Ryba  Czech Republic 8056 830
11.14
838
7.10
741
14.21
803
2.00
863
48.97
851
14.99
722
42.83
880
4.90
704
57.76
824
4:18.21
15 Raúl Duany  Cuba 8054 841
11.09
893
7.33
688
13.34
859
2.06
827
49.73
918
14.44
688
41.17
790
4.60
803
64.31
747
4:29.68
16 Oleksandr Yurkov  Ukraine 7993 885
10.89
739
6.68
776
14.78
776
1.97
877
48.66
847
15.02
843
48.67
910
5.00
659
54.77
681
4:39.94
17 Indrek Kaseorg  Estonia 7932 793
11.31
866
7.22
683
13.26
776
1.97
813
50.03
902
14.57
705
41.98
849
4.80
837
66.54
708
4:35.64
18 Klaus Ambrosch  Austria 7917 858
11.01
854
7.17
808
15.30
723
1.91
804
50.23
859
14.92
689
41.22
790
4.60
858
67.94
674
4:40.94
19 Laurent Hernu  France 7909 819
11.19
847
7.14
700
13.54
859
2.06
786
50.63
910
14.51
701
41.78
910
5.00
683
56.34
694
4:37.82
20 Wilfrid Boulineau  France 7821 845
11.07
833
7.08
690
13.38
831
2.03
823
49.82
847
15.02
662
39.86
849
4.80
733
59.69
708
4:35.59
21 Kip Janvrin  United States 7726 804
11.26
727
6.63
702
13.57
670
1.85
856
49.12
831
15.15
709
42.20
910
5.00
690
56.84
827
4:17.81
22 Volodymyr Mykhailenko  Ukraine 7676 838
11.10
823
7.04
700
13.53
859
2.06
871
48.80
869
14.84
674
40.45
790
4.60
548
47.27
704
4:36.23
23 Fedor Laukhin  Ukraine 7652 814
11.21
816
7.01
677
13.16
831
2.03
831
49.64
830
15.16
631
38.33
880
4.90
671
55.53
671
4:41.48
24 Eduard Hämäläinen  Finland 7520 858
11.01
859
7.19
732
14.06
670
1.85
902
48.14
927
14.37
583
35.98
849
4.80
546
47.11
594
4:54.18
25 Mike Maczey  Germany 7228 823
11.17
838
7.10
719
13.84
831
2.03
819
49.91
0
DNF
739
43.64
941
5.10
760
61.49
758
4:27.99
  Eugenio Balanqué  Cuba DNF 890
10.87
628
6.19
784
14.90
749
1.94
898
48.23
929
14.36
799
46.56
0
NM
 
 
 
 
  Claston Bernard  Jamaica DNF 908
10.79
0
NM
709
13.68
887
2.09
825
49.77
848
15.01
688
41.15
0
NM
 
 
 
 
  Prodromos Korkizoglou  Greece DNF 919
10.74
852
7.16
710
13.70
776
1.97
657
53.57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Scott Ferrier  Australia DNF 836
11.11
859
7.19
698
13.50
776
1.97
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Roman Razbeyko  Russia DNF 763
11.45
771
6.82
727
13.98
776
1.97
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Yeorgios Andreou  Cyprus DNF 867
10.97
750
6.73
743
14.24
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Sébastien Levicq  France DNF 757
11.48
713
6.57
700
13.53
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Trond Høiby  Norway DNF 740
11.56
635
6.22
730
14.03
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Jón Arnar Magnússon  Iceland DNF 894
10.85
0
NM
819
15.48
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Aki Heikkinen  Finland DNF 827
11.15
0
NM
690
13.37
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Francisco Javier Benet  Spain DNF 769
11.42
657
6.32
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Philipp Huber  Switzerland DNF 784
11.35
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Oleg Veretelnikov  Uzbekistan DNF 618
12.17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)
DNF = did not finish | DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • IAAF results day one: 100 m, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400 m. Retrieved 27 January 2007.
  • IAAF results day two: 110 m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500 m. Retrieved 27 January 2007.
  • IAAF results: Final standings. Retrieved 27 January 2007.
  • IAAF (27 September 2000). "Decathlon - Day 1 (event report)". IAAF 2000 Olympic coverage. Archived from the original on 27 May 2002. Retrieved 2007-01-28.
  • IAAF (28 September 2000). "Decathlon - Day 2 (event report)". IAAF 2000 Olympic coverage. Archived from the original on 8 July 2003. Retrieved 2007-01-28.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Decathlon". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

External links[edit]