Decathlon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the track and field event. For other uses, see Decathlon (disambiguation).
Decathlon combines four runs, three jumps and three throws.

The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. The word decathlon is of Greek origin, from δέκα (déka, meaning "ten") and ἄθλος (áthlos, or ἄθλον, áthlon, meaning "feat"). Events are held over two consecutive days and the winners are determined by the combined performance in all. Performance is judged on a points system in each event, not by the position achieved.[1] The decathlon is contested mainly by male athletes, while female athletes typically compete in the heptathlon.

Traditionally, the title of "World's Greatest Athlete" has been given to the person who wins the Olympic decathlon. This began when King Gustav V of Sweden told Jim Thorpe, "You, sir, are the world's greatest athlete" after Thorpe won the decathlon at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912.[2] The current decathlon world record holder is American Ashton Eaton, who scored 9045 points at the 2015 IAAF World Championships.[3]

The event developed from the ancient pentathlon. Pentathlon competitions were held at the ancient Greek Olympics. Pentathlons involved five disciplines – long jump, discus throw, javelin throw, sprint and a wrestling match.[4] Introduced in Olympia during 708 BC, the competition was extremely popular for many centuries. By the sixth century BC, pentathlons had become part of religious games. A ten-event competition known as the "all-around" or "all-round" championship, similar to the modern decathlon, was first contested at the United States amateur championships in 1884 and reached a consistent form by 1890;[5][6] an all-around was held at the 1904 Summer Olympics, though whether it was an official Olympic event has been disputed.[7] The modern decathlon first appeared on the Olympic athletics program at the 1912 Games in Stockholm.[8]

Format[edit]

Men's decathlon[edit]

The vast majority of international and top level men's decathlons are divided into a two-day competition, with the track and field events held in the order below. Traditionally, all decathletes who finish the event, rather than just the winner or medal winning athletes, do a round of honour together after the competition.

Women's decathlon[edit]

At major championships, the women's equivalent of the decathlon is the seven-event heptathlon; prior to 1981 it was the five-event pentathlon.[9] However, in 2001, the IAAF approved scoring tables for a women's decathlon; the current world record holder is Austra Skujytė of Lithuania.[10] Women's disciplines differ from men's in the same way as for standalone events: the shot put, discus and javelin weigh less, and the sprint hurdles uses lower hurdles over 100 m rather than 110 m. The points tables used are the same as for the heptathlon in the shared events. The schedule of events differs from the men's decathlon, with the field events switched between day one and day two; this is to avoid scheduling conflicts when men's and women's decathlon competitions take place simultaneously.[11]

One hour[edit]

The one-hour decathlon is a special type of decathlon in which the athletes have to start the last of ten events (1500 m) within sixty minutes of the start of the first event. The world record holder is Czech decathlete Robert Změlík, who achieved 7,897 points at a meeting in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, in 1992.

Masters athletics[edit]

In Masters athletics, performance scores are age graded before being applied to the standard scoring table. This way, marks that would be competitive within an age division can get rated, even if those marks would not appear on the scale designed for younger age groups. Additionally, like women, the age divisions use different implement weights and lower hurdles. Based on this system, German Rolf Geese in the M60 division and American Robert Hewitt in the M80 divisions have set their respective world records over 8,000 points. Using the same scale, Nadine O'Connor scored 10,234 points in the W65 division, the highest decathlon score ever recorded.[12][13]

Points system[edit]

Event A B C
100 m 25.4347 18 1.81
Long jump 0.14354 220 1.4
Shot put 51.39 1.5 1.05
High jump 0.8465 75 1.42
400 m 1.53775 82 1.81
110 m hurdles 5.74352 28.5 1.92
Discus throw 12.91 4 1.1
Pole vault 0.2797 100 1.35
Javelin throw 10.14 7 1.08
1500 m 0.03768 480 1.85

The 2001 IAAF points tables use the following formulae:[14]

  • Points = INT(A(BP)C) for track events (faster time produces a better score)
  • Points = INT(A(PB)C) for field events (greater distance or height produces a better score)

A, B and C are parameters that vary by discipline, as shown in the table on the right, while P is the performance by the athlete, measured in seconds (running), metres (throwing), or centimetres (jumping).[14]

The decathlon tables should not be confused with the scoring tables compiled by Bojidar Spiriev, to allow comparison of the relative quality of performances by athletes in different events. On those tables, for example, a decathlon score of 9,006 points equates to 1,265 "comparison points", the same number as a triple jump of 18 m.[15]

Benchmarks[edit]

Split evenly between the events, the following table shows the benchmark levels needed to earn 1,000, 900, 800 and 700 points in each sport.

Event 1,000 pts 900 pts 800 pts 700 pts Unit
100 m 10.395 10.827 11.278 11.756 Seconds
Long jump 7.76 7.36 6.94 6.51 Metres
Shot put 18.4 16.79 15.16 13.53 Metres
High jump 2.20 2.10 1.99 1.88 Metres
400 m 46.17 48.19 50.32 52.58 Seconds
110 m hurdles 13.8 14.59 15.419 16.29 Seconds
Discus throw 56.17 51.4 46.59 41.72 Metres
Pole vault 5.28 4.96 4.63 4.29 Metres
Javelin throw 77.19 70.67 64.09 57.45 Metres
1500 m 3:53.79 4:07.42 4:21.77 4:36.96 Minutes:Seconds

Records[edit]

The current world record holder for the decathlon is Ashton Eaton of the United States, with a score of 9,045 points set during the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.[16]

100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
10.23 (-0.4 m/s) 7.88 m (+0.0 m/s) 14.52 m 2.01 m 45.00 WDB 13.69 (-0.2 m/s) 43.34 m 5.20 m 63.63 m 4:17.52
Record Score Athlete Year
World 9,045  Ashton Eaton (USA) 2015
World junior 8,397  Torsten Voss (GDR) 1982
Continental records
Africa 8,461  Larbi Bourrada (ALG) 2015
Asia 8,725  Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ) 2004
Europe 9,026  Roman Šebrle (CZE) 2001
North, Central America
and Caribbean
9,045  Ashton Eaton (USA) 2015
Oceania 8,490  Jagan Hames (AUS) 1998
South America 8,393  Carlos Chinin (BRA) 2013

Decathlon bests[edit]

The total decathlon score for all world records in the respective events would be 12,560. The total decathlon score for all the best performances achieved during decathlons is 10,544. The Difference column shows the difference in points between the decathlon points that the individual current world record would be awarded and the points awarded to the current decathlon record for that event. The % Difference column shows the percentage difference between the time, distance or height of the individual world record and the decathlon record (other than the Total entry, which shows the percentage difference between awarded decathlon points). The relative differences in points are much higher in throwing events than in running and jumping events.

Decathlon bests are only recognised when an athlete completes the ten-event competition with a score over 7,000 points.[17]

World records (WR) compared to decathlon bests (DB)
Event Type Athlete Record Score Difference % Difference Date Location Ref
100 m
WR  Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.58 s 1,202 143 5.94 16 August 2009 Berlin
DB  Damian Warner (CAN) 10.15 s 1,059 28 May 2016 Götzis [18][19]
Long jump
WR  Mike Powell (USA) 8.95 m 1,312 192 8.04 30 August 1991 Tokyo
DB  Ashton Eaton (USA) 8.23 m 1,120 22 June 2012 Eugene [20]
Shot put
WR  Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 m 1,295 247 17.08 20 May 1990 Westwood
DB  Edy Hubacher (SUI) 19.17 m 1,048 5 October 1969 Bern
High jump
WR  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45 m 1,244 183 7.35 27 July 1993 Salamanca
DB  Rolf Beilschmidt (GDR) &
 Christian Schenk (GDR)
2.27 m 1,061 1 October 1977
28 September 1988
Jena
Seoul
400 m
WR  Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) 43.03 s 1,164 104 4.48 14 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [21]
DB  Ashton Eaton (USA) 45.00 s 1,060 28 August 2015 Beijing [22]
110 m hurdles
WR  Aries Merritt (USA) 12.80 s 1,135 87 5.00 7 September 2012 Brussels
DB  Damian Warner (CAN) 13.44 s 1,048 23 July 2015 Toronto [23]
Discus throw
WR  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m 1,383 390 24.58 6 June 1986 Neubrandenburg
DB  Bryan Clay (USA) 55.87 m 993 24 June 2005 Carson
Pole vault
WR  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) 6.16 m 1,284 132 6.49 15 February 2014 Donetsk
DB  Tim Lobinger (GER) 5.76 m 1,152 16 September 1999 Leverkusen
Javelin throw
WR  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m 1,331 291 18.96 25 May 1996 Jena
DB  Peter Blank (FRG) 79.80 m 1,040 19 July 1992 Emmelshausen
1500 m
WR  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3 m 26.00 s 1,218 255 15.87 14 July 1998 Rome
DB  Robert Baker (USA) 3 m 58.70 s 963 3 April 1980 Austin
Total World records 12,568 2,024 16.11
Decathlon bests 10,544

All-time top 25 athletes[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Score Athlete Date Venue Ref
1 9,045  Ashton Eaton (USA) 28–29 August 2015 Beijing
2 9,026  Roman Šebrle (CZE) 26–27 May 2001 Götzis
3 8,994  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 3–4 July 1999 Prague
4 8,891  Dan O'Brien (USA) 4–5 September 1992 Talence
5 8,847  Daley Thompson (GBR) 8–9 August 1984 Los Angeles
6 8,834  Kevin Mayer (FRA) 17–18 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [26]
7= 8,832  Jürgen Hingsen (GER) 8–9 June 1984 Mannheim
7= 8,832  Bryan Clay (USA) 29–30 June 2008 Eugene
9 8,815  Erki Nool (EST) 6–7 August 2001 Edmonton
10 8,792  Uwe Freimuth (GDR) 20–21 July 1984 Potsdam
11 8,790  Trey Hardee (USA) 19–20 August 2009 Berlin
12 8,784  Tom Pappas (USA) 21–22 June 2003 Palo Alto
13 8,762  Siegfried Wentz (FRG) 4–5 June 1983 Filderstadt-Bernhausen
14 8,735  Eduard Hämäläinen (FIN) 28–29 May 1994 Götzis
15 8,727  Dave Johnson (USA) 23–24 April 1992 Azusa, California
16 8,725  Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ) 23–24 August 2004 Athens
17 8,709  Aleksandr Apaychev (UKR) 2–3 June 1984 Neubrandenburg
18 8,706  Frank Busemann (GER) 31 July – 1 August 1996 Atlanta
19 8,698  Grigoriy Degtyaryev (RUS) 21–22 June 1984 Kiev
20 8,695  Damian Warner (CAN) 28–29 August 2015 Beijing
21 8,694  Chris Huffins (USA) 19–20 June 1998 New Orleans
22 8,680  Torsten Voss (GDR) 3–4 September 1987 Rome
23 8,670  Michael Schrader (GER) 10–11 August 2013 Moscow
24 8,667  Guido Kratschmer (FRG) 13–14 June 1980 Filderstadt-Bernhausen
25 8,654  Leonel Suárez (CUB) 3–4 July 2009 Havana

Women[edit]

Rank Score Athlete Venue Date Ref
1 8,358  Austra Skujytė (LTU) Columbia 14–15 April 2005
2 8,150  Marie Collonvillé (FRA) Talence 25–26 September 2004
3 7,798  Irina Karpova (KAZ) Talence 25–26 September 2004
4 7,358  Julie Martin (FRA) Talence 25–26 September 2004
5 7,064  Breanna Eveland (USA) Columbia 13–14 April 2006
6 6,878  Jessica Taylor (GBR) Erith 12–13 September 2015 [27]
7 6,749  Barbora Špotáková (CZE) Talence 25–26 September 2004
8 6,709  Marie-Cécile Crancé (FRA) Talence 25–26 September 2004
9 6,641  Lindsay Grigoriev (USA) Columbia 14–15 April 2005
10 6,614  María Peinado (ESP) Castellón 22–23 October 2005

Olympic medalists[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
details
 Jim Thorpe (USA)  Charles Lomberg (SWE)  Gösta Holmér (SWE)
 Hugo Wieslander (SWE)
1920 Antwerp
details
 Helge Løvland (NOR)  Brutus Hamilton (USA)  Bertil Ohlson (SWE)
1924 Paris
details
 Harold Osborn (USA)  Emerson Norton (USA)  Aleksander Klumberg (EST)
1928 Amsterdam
details
 Paavo Yrjölä (FIN)  Akilles Järvinen (FIN)  Ken Doherty (USA)
1932 Los Angeles
details
 James Bausch (USA)  Akilles Järvinen (FIN)  Wolrad Eberle (GER)
1936 Berlin
details
 Glenn Morris (USA)  Bob Clark (USA)  Jack Parker (USA)
1948 London
details
 Bob Mathias (USA)  Ignace Heinrich (FRA)  Floyd Simmons (USA)
1952 Helsinki
details
 Bob Mathias (USA)  Milt Campbell (USA)  Floyd Simmons (USA)
1956 Melbourne
details
 Milt Campbell (USA)  Rafer Johnson (USA)  Vasili Kuznetsov (URS)
1960 Rome
details
 Rafer Johnson (USA)  Yang Chuan-kwang (ROC)  Vasili Kuznetsov (URS)
1964 Tokyo
details
 Willi Holdorf (EUA)  Rein Aun (URS)  Hans-Joachim Walde (EUA)
1968 Mexico City
details
 Bill Toomey (USA)  Hans-Joachim Walde (FRG)  Kurt Bendlin (FRG)
1972 Munich
details
 Mykola Avilov (URS)  Leonid Lytvynenko (URS)  Ryszard Katus (POL)
1976 Montreal
details
 Bruce Jenner[a] (USA)  Guido Kratschmer (FRG)  Mykola Avilov (URS)
1980 Moscow
details
 Daley Thompson (GBR)  Yuriy Kutsenko (URS)  Sergei Zhelanov (URS)
1984 Los Angeles
details
 Daley Thompson (GBR)  Jürgen Hingsen (FRG)  Siegfried Wentz (FRG)
1988 Seoul
details
 Christian Schenk (GDR)  Torsten Voss (GDR)  Dave Steen (CAN)
1992 Barcelona
details
 Robert Změlík (TCH)  Antonio Peñalver (ESP)  Dave Johnson (USA)
1996 Atlanta
details
 Dan O'Brien (USA)  Frank Busemann (GER)  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE)
2000 Sydney
details
 Erki Nool (EST)  Roman Šebrle (CZE)  Chris Huffins (USA)
2004 Athens
details
 Roman Šebrle (CZE)  Bryan Clay (USA)  Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ)
2008 Beijing
details
 Bryan Clay (USA)  Andrei Krauchanka (BLR)  Leonel Suárez (CUB)
2012 London
details
 Ashton Eaton (USA)  Trey Hardee (USA)  Leonel Suárez (CUB)
2016 Rio De Janeiro
details
 Ashton Eaton (USA)  Kevin Mayer (FRA)  Damian Warner (CAN)

World Championships medalists[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki  Daley Thompson (GBR)  Jürgen Hingsen (FRG)  Siegfried Wentz (FRG)
1987 Rome  Torsten Voss (GDR)  Siegfried Wentz (FRG)  Pavel Tarnovetskiy (URS)
1991 Tokyo  Dan O'Brien (USA)  Mike Smith (CAN)  Christian Schenk (GER)
1993 Stuttgart  Dan O'Brien (USA)  Eduard Hämäläinen (BLR)  Paul Meier (GER)
1995 Gothenburg  Dan O'Brien (USA)  Eduard Hämäläinen (BLR)  Mike Smith (CAN)
1997 Athens  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE)  Eduard Hämäläinen (FIN)  Frank Busemann (GER)
1999 Seville  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE)  Dean Macey (GBR)  Chris Huffins (USA)
2001 Edmonton  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE)  Erki Nool (EST)  Dean Macey (GBR)
2003 Saint-Denis  Tom Pappas (USA)  Roman Šebrle (CZE)  Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ)
2005 Helsinki  Bryan Clay (USA)  Roman Šebrle (CZE)  Attila Zsivoczky (HUN)
2007 Osaka  Roman Šebrle (CZE)  Maurice Smith (JAM)  Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ)
2009 Berlin  Trey Hardee (USA)  Leonel Suárez (CUB)  Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS)
2011 Daegu  Trey Hardee (USA)  Ashton Eaton (USA)  Leonel Suárez (CUB)
2013 Moscow  Ashton Eaton (USA)  Michael Schrader (GER)  Damian Warner (CAN)
2015 Beijing  Ashton Eaton (USA)  Damian Warner (CAN)  Rico Freimuth (GER)

Season's bests[edit]

Year Score Athlete Place
1960 8,683  Rafer Johnson (USA) Eugene
1961 8,709  Philip Mulkey (USA) Memphis
1962 8,248  Chuan-Kwang Yang (ROC) Tulare
1963 8,089  Chuan-Kwang Yang (ROC) Walnut
1964 7,950  Manfred Bock (FRG) Liestal
1965 7,883  Mikhail Storozhenko (URS) Kiev
1966 8,234  Bill Toomey (USA) Salina
1967 8,319  Kurt Bendlin (FRG) Heidelberg
1968 8,222 A  Bill Toomey (USA) Echo Summit
1969 8,417  Bill Toomey (USA) Los Angeles
1970 8,130  Rüdiger Demmig (GDR) Erfurt
1971 8,244  Kurt Bendlin (FRG) Bonn
1972 8,466  Mykola Avilov (URS) Munich
1973 8,163  Lennart Hedmark (SWE) Bonn
1974 8,229  Ryszard Skowronek (POL) Montreal
1975 8,429  Bruce Jenner[a] (USA) Eugene
1976 8,634  Bruce Jenner[a] (USA) Montreal
1977 8,400  Aleksandr Grebenyuk (URS) Riga
1978 8,493  Guido Kratschmer (FRG) Bernhausen
1979 8,476  Guido Kratschmer (FRG) Krefeld
1980 8,667  Guido Kratschmer (FRG) Bernhausen
1981 8,334  Rainer Pottel (GDR) Birmingham
1982 8,774  Daley Thompson (GBR) Athens
1983 8,825  Jürgen Hingsen (FRG) Bernhausen
1984 8,847  Daley Thompson (GBR) Los Angeles
1985 8,559  Torsten Voss (GDR) Dresden
1986 8,811  Daley Thompson (GBR) Stuttgart
1987 8,680  Torsten Voss (GDR) Rome
1988 8,512  Christian Plaziat (FRA) Talence
1989 8,549  Dave Johnson (USA) Houston
1990 8,574  Christian Plaziat (FRA) Split
1991 8,812  Dan O'Brien (USA) Tokyo
1992 8,891  Dan O'Brien (USA) Talence
1993 8,817  Dan O'Brien (USA) Stuttgart
1994 8,735  Eduard Hämäläinen (BLR) Götzis
1995 8,695  Dan O'Brien (USA) Gothenburg
1996 8,824  Dan O'Brien (USA) Atlanta
1997 8,837  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) Athens
1998 8,755  Dan O'Brien (USA) Uniondale
1999 8,994  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) Prague
2000 8,900  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) Götzis
2001 9,026  Roman Šebrle (CZE) Götzis
2002 8,800  Roman Šebrle (CZE) Götzis
2003 8,807  Roman Šebrle (CZE) Götzis
2004 8,893  Roman Šebrle (CZE) Athens
2005 8,732  Bryan Clay (USA) Helsinki
2006 8,677  Bryan Clay (USA) Götzis
2007 8,697  Roman Šebrle (CZE) Kladno
2008 8,832  Bryan Clay (USA) Eugene
2009 8,790  Trey Hardee (USA) Berlin
2010 8,483  Bryan Clay (USA) Götzis
2011 8,729  Ashton Eaton (USA) Eugene
2012 9,039  Ashton Eaton (USA) Eugene
2013 8,809  Ashton Eaton (USA) Moscow
2014 8,616  Andrei Krauchanka (BLR) Zürich
2015 9,045  Ashton Eaton (USA) Beijing

National records[edit]

  • As of August 2016.
Score Nation Athlete Date Location Ref
9,045  United States Ashton Eaton 28–29 August 2015 Beijing [29]
9,026  Czech Republic Roman Šebrle 26–27 April 2001 Götzis
8,847  United Kingdom Daley Thompson 8–9 August 1984 Los Angeles
8,834  France Kevin Mayer 17–18 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [30]
8,832  Germany Jürgen Hingsen 8–9 June 1984 Mannheim
8,815  Estonia Erki Nool 6–7 August 2001 Edmonton
8,735  Belarus Eduard Hämäläinen 28–29 May 1994 Götzis
8,730  Finland Eduard Hämäläinen 5–6 August 1997 Athens
8,725  Kazakhstan Dmitriy Karpov 23–24 August 2004 Athens
8,709  Ukraine Aleksandr Apaychev 2–3 June 1984 Neubrandenburg
8,698  Russia Grigoriy Degtyaryev 21–22 June 1984 Kiev
8,695  Canada Damian Warner 28–29 August 2015 Beijing [29]
8,654  Cuba Leonel Suárez 3–4 July 2009 Havana
8,644  Jamaica Maurice Smith 31 August – 1 September 2007 Osaka
8,573  Iceland Jón Arnar Magnússon 30–31 May 1998 Götzis
8,566  Poland Sebastian Chmara 16–17 May 1998 Murcia
8,554  Hungary Attila Zsivoczky 3–4 June 2000 Götzis
8,526  Spain Francisco Javier Benet 16–17 May 1998 Murcia
8,521  Algeria Larbi Bouraada 17–18 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [31]
8,519  Belgium Hans Van Alphen 26–27 May 2012 Götzis [32]
8,506  Netherlands Eelco Sintnicolaas 26–27 May 2012 Götzis [32]
8,490  Australia Jagan Hames 17–18 September 1998 Kuala Lumpur
8,446  Grenada Lindon Victor 12–13 May 2016 Tuscaloosa [33]
8,445  Uzbekistan Ramil Ganiyev 5–6 August 1997 Athens
8,437  Lithuania Rišardas Malachovskis 1–2 July 1988 Staiki
8,406  Sweden Nicklas Wiberg 19–20 August 2009 Berlin
8,398  South Africa Willem Coertzen 30–31 May 2015 Götzis [34]
8,393  Brazil Carlos Chinin 7–8 June 2013 São Paulo [35]
8,359  New Zealand Simon Poelman 21–22 March 1987 Christchurch
8,334   Switzerland Stephan Niklaus 2–3 July 1983 Lausanne
8,320  Austria Gernot Kellermayr 29–30 May 1993 Götzis
8,312  Latvia Edgars Eriņš 26–27 May 2011 Valmiera
8,308  Japan Keisuke Ushiro 31 May – 1 June 2014 Nagano
8,291  Argentina Tito Steiner 22–23 June 1983 Provo
8,290  China Qi Haifeng 28–29 May 2005 Götzis
8,288  Moldova Valeri Kachanov 20–21 June 1980 Moscow
8,275  Serbia Mihail Dudaš 10–11 August 2013 Moscow
8,213  Portugal Mário Aníbal 30 June – 1 July 2001 Kaunas
8,206  Republic of China Yang Chuan-Kwang 27–28 April 1963 Walnut
8,199  Bulgaria Atanas Andonov 20–21 June 1981 Sofia
8,169  Italy Beniamino Poserina 5–6 October 1996 Formia
8,160  Norway Benjamin Jensen 31 July – 1 August 1999 Greve
8,069  Greece Prodromos Korkizoglou 1–2 July 2000 Ibach
8,065  Chile Gonzalo Barroilhet 19–20 April 2012 Charlottesville [36]
8,023  Tunisia Hamdi Dhouibi 9–10 August 2005 Helsinki
7,994  Denmark Lars Warming 18–19 June 1988 Götzis
7,882  Ireland Carlos O'Connell 4–5 June 1988 Emmitsburg
7,860  South Korea Kim Kun-Woo 27–28 August 2011 Gongju
7,846  Tajikistan Igor Sobolevskiy 15–16 July 1982 Leningrad
7,843  Romania Vasile Bogdan 6–7 June 1975 Paris
7,827  Montenegro Darko Pešić 25–26 June 2016 Pitești [37]
7,802  Cyprus Yeorgios Andreou 11–12 August 2000 Volos
7,800  Ghana Atsu Nyamadi 7–8 April 2016 Athens [38]
7,799  Slovakia Peter Soldos 9–10 June 2001 Arles
7,777  Barbados Victor Houston 5–6 August 1997 Athens
7,757  Turkey Alper Kasapoğlu 18–19 April 1996 Azusa
7,756  Georgia Juri Dyachkov 15–16 June 1968 Tbilisi
7,755  Vietnam Vu Van Huyen 24–25 November 2010 Guangzhou
7,734  Venezuela Douglas Fernández 26–27 August 1983 Caracas
7,730  Qatar Ahmad Hassan Moussa 26–27 June 2004 Ratingen
7,729  Iran Hadi Sepehrzad 24–25 May 2012 Tehran
7,704  Puerto Rico Luiggy Llanos 5–6 August 2003 Santo Domingo
7,698  Slovenia Damjan Sitar 27–28 May 2006 Maribor
7,659  Croatia Joško Vlašić 24–25 June 1983 Izmir
7,658  India Bharatinder Singh 11–12 June 2011 Bangalore [39]
7,632  Saint Lucia Dominic Johnson 26–27 March 1998 Tucson
7,614  Mexico Alejandro Cárdenas 10–11 May 1996 Medellín
7,591  Mauritius Guillaume Thierry 13–14 September 2015 Brazzaville [40]
7,504  Dominican Republic Juan Carlos de la Cruz 20–21 June 2015 Ottawa [41]
7,397  Fiji Albert Miller 23–24 May 1983 Cape Girardeau
7,315  Zimbabwe Keegan Cooke 15–16 April 2015 Azusa [42]
7,157  Democratic Republic of the Congo Florent Lomba 12–13 June 2015 Kladno [43]
7,096  Israel Erez Meltzer 30–31 July 1994 Markt Schwaben
7,095  Malaysia Muhammad Malik Tobias 7–8 June 2003 Filderstadt
7,069  Philippines Jesson Ramil Cid 21–22 May 2014 Pasay [44]
6,943  Paraguay Claudio Escauriza 11–12 October 1982 Asunción
6,991  Haiti Josue Louis 17–18 March 2016 Las Vegas [45]
6,132  Afghanistan Said Gilani 11–12 June 2016 Oldenburg [46]

Junior (under-20) Decathlon bests[edit]

Event Record Score Athlete Nation Date Meet Place Ref
100 m
Long jump
Shot put
(6 kg)
High jump
400 m
110 m hurdles
(0.99 m)
Discus throw
(1.750 kg)
Pole vault
Javelin throw 71.59 m 914 pts Niklas Kaul  Germany 20 July 2016 World Junior Championships Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland [47]
1500 m
World Junior record 8162 pts Niklas Kaul  Germany 19–20 July 2016 World Junior Championships Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland [48]
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
11.52 +0.8 6.79m -1.9 14.80m
(6 kg)
2.10m 49.69 14.72 +0.9
(0.99 m)
41.80m
(1.750 kg)
4.80m 71.59m 4:21.70

Other multiple event contests[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jenner changed her name due to gender transition in 2015.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Decathlon". Encarta. 2008. Archived from the original on 31 October 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2008. 
  2. ^ World's Greatest Athlete
  3. ^ "2015 World Championships Decathlon Results". IAAF. 29 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Waldo E. Sweet, Erich Segal (1987). Sport and recreation in ancient Greece. Oxford University Press. (p37). Retrieved on 7 May 2011.
  5. ^ "USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions: Men's All-Around". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Zarnowski, Frank (2005). All-around Men: Heroes of a Forgotten Sport. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-5423-9. 
  7. ^ "Athletics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's All-Around Championship". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Decathlon". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  9. ^ IAAF Scoring Tables for Combined Events, p. 9.
  10. ^ "Decathlon Records". IAAF. Retrieved 9 May 2009. 
  11. ^ IAAF Scoring Tables for Combined Events, p. 10.
  12. ^ Stone, Ken. "Masters track athlete of the decade?". Masters-athlete.com. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  13. ^ http://masterstrack.com/2009/08/445/
  14. ^ a b IAAF Scoring Tables for Combined Events, p. 24.
  15. ^ IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics – Outdoor – 2008 Edition p. 154.
  16. ^ "Decathlon Results". IAAF. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  17. ^ van Kuijen, Hans (12 September 2013). Eaton and Melnychenko lead Talence fields, Lavillenie to make Decathlon debut – IAAF Combined Events Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 12 September 2013.
  18. ^ "Warner sets 100 m (10.15) Decathlon World Best in Gotzis". watchathletics.com/. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "100m Heat 6 Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "Ashton Eaton Breaks Decathlon 100 m and Long Jump World Records". www.oregonlive.com. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  21. ^ "Men's 400m Results" (PDF). Rio 2016 official website. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  22. ^ "Decathlon – 400 m Results". IAAF. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "110m Hurdles Results" (PDF). results.toronto2015.org. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  24. ^ Decathlon – men – senior – outdoor. IAAF. Retrieved on 25 January 2014.
  25. ^ Decathlon – women – senior – outdoor. IAAF. Retrieved on 25 January 2014.
  26. ^ "Decathlon Final Results" (PDF). Rio 2016 official website. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  27. ^ "Kent County Multi-Events Championships Complete Results" (PDF). kcaa.org.uk. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  28. ^ Leibovitz, Annie (June 1, 2015). "Introducing Caitlyn Jenner". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  29. ^ a b "Men's Decathlon Results". IAAF. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  30. ^ "Decathlon Final Results" (PDF). Rio 2016 official website. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  31. ^ "Decathlon Final Results" (PDF). Rio 2016 official website. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  32. ^ a b "Hypo-Meeting 2012 Men's Results". IAAF. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  33. ^ "Lindon Victor smashes records, qualifies for Rio Olympic Games". grenadasports.gd. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  34. ^ Diego Sampaolo (31 May 2015). "Kazmirek and Theisen Eaton triumph in Gotzis". IAAF. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  35. ^ Carlos Chinin wins the decathlon and settles new South American record
  36. ^ "Decathlon Results". www.flashresults.com. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  37. ^ "Decathlon Results". fra.ro. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  38. ^ "Decathlon Results" (PDF). grfx.cstv.com. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  39. ^ "Indian Sports News". www.indiansportsnews.com. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  40. ^ "Men's Decathlon Results" (PDF). brazzaville2015.microplustiming.com. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  41. ^ Javier Clavelo Robinson (21 June 2015). "Garcia successfully defends and Rodriguez regains title at NACAC Capital Cup". IAAF. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  42. ^ "Decathlon Results". directathletics.com. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  43. ^ "Decathlon Results" (PDF). desetiboj-kladno.cz. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  44. ^ "Jesson Ramil Cid reset decathlon record at PNG 2014". pinoyheadline.com. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  45. ^ "UNLV Invitational 2016 Results". tfrrs.org. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  46. ^ "Said Gilani Competition Results". DLV. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  47. ^ "Decathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  48. ^ "Decathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

External links[edit]