Decathlon world record progression

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Roman Šebrle was the first man to score over 9,000 points.

The first world record in the decathlon was recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1922.[1]

As of 23 June 2012, 36 men's world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.[1]

The first world record in the women's decathlon was recognized by the IAAF in 2004. As of 21 June 2009, two world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.[1]

Records[edit]

Estonian Aleksander Klumberg was the first official record holder.
Yang Chuan-kwang was the first and, so far, only decathlon world record holder from outside Europe and the United States.
The current male world record holder in the decathlon Ashton Eaton.

Men[edit]

Points[n 1] Adjusted
points[n 2]
Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
7,485.61 6,087 Aleksander Klumberg  EST 1922-09-22 Helsinki [1]
7,710.775 6,476 Harold Osborn  USA 1924-07-12 Paris [1]
7,820.93 6,460 Paavo Yrjölä  FIN 1926-07-18 Viipuri [1]
7,995.19 6,566 Paavo Yrjölä  FIN 1927-07-17 Helsinki [1]
8,053.29 6,587 Paavo Yrjölä  FIN 1928-08-04 Amsterdam [1]
8,255.475 6,865 Akilles Järvinen  FIN 1930-07-20 Viipuri [1]
8,462.235 6,736 James Bausch  USA 1932-08-06 Los Angeles [1]
8,790.46 7,147 Hans-Heinrich Sievert  GER 1934-07-08 Hamburg [1]
7,900 7,254 Glenn Morris  USA 1936-08-08 Berlin [1]
8,042 7,287 Bob Mathias  USA 1950-06-30 Tulare [1]
7,887 7,592 Bob Mathias  USA 1952-07-26 Helsinki [1]
7,985 7,608 Rafer Johnson  USA 1955-06-11 Kingsburg [1]
8,014 7,653 Vasili Kuznetsov  URS 1958-05-18 Krasnodar [1]
8,302 7,989 Rafer Johnson  USA 1958-07-28 Moscow [1]
8,357 7,839 Vasili Kuznetsov  URS 1959-05-17 Moscow [1]
8,683 7,981 Rafer Johnson  USA 1960-07-09 Eugene [1]
9,121 8,010 Yang Chuan-kwang  ROC 1963-04-28 Walnut [1]
8,230 8,120 Russ Hodge  USA 1966-07-24 Los Angeles [1]
8,319 8,235 Kurt Bendlin  FRG 1967-05-14 Heidelberg [1]
8,417 8,310 Bill Toomey  USA 1969-12-11 Los Angeles [1]
8,454 8,466 Mykola Avilov  URS 1972-09-08 Munich [1]
8,524 8,420 Bruce Jenner[n 3]  USA 1975-08-10 Eugene [1]
8,538 8,454 Bruce Jenner[n 3]  USA 1976-06-26 Eugene [1]
8,618 8,634 Bruce Jenner[n 3]  USA 1976-07-30 Montreal [1]
8,622 8,648 Daley Thompson  GBR 1980-05-15 Götzis [1]
8,649 8,667 Guido Kratschmer  FRG 1980-06-14 Filderstadt-Bernhausen [1]
8,704 8,730 Daley Thompson  GBR 1982-05-23 Götzis [1]
8,723 8,741 Jürgen Hingsen  FRG 1982-08-15 Ulm [1]
8,743 8,774 Daley Thompson  GBR 1982-09-08 Athens [1]
8,779 8,825 Jürgen Hingsen  FRG 1983-06-05[4] Filderstadt-Bernhausen [1]
8,798 8,832 Jürgen Hingsen  FRG 1984-05-09 Mannheim [1]
8,798[n 4] 8,847[n 4] Daley Thompson  GBR 1984-08-09 Los Angeles [1]
8,891 8,891 Dan O'Brien  USA 1992-09-05 Talence [1]
8,994 8,994 Tomáš Dvořák  CZE 1999-07-04 Prague [1]
9,026 9,026 Roman Šebrle  CZE 2001-05-27 Götzis [1]
9,039 9,039 Ashton Eaton  USA 2012-06-23 Eugene [7][8]
9,045 9,045 Ashton Eaton  USA 2015-08-29 Beijing [9]

Women[edit]

Austra Skujytė – the current women's record holder.
Points Athlete Nation Date Place
8,150 Marie Collonvillé  FRA 2004-09-26 Talence[1]
8,366 Austra Skujytė  LTU 2005-04-15 Columbia, Missouri[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Score calculated with the scoring tables in use at the time the record was set.
  2. ^ Score calculated with the current (1998) tables.
  3. ^ a b c Named Caitlyn Jenner since gender transition in 2015.[2]
  4. ^ a b Originally recorded as 8,797 points and thus not a world record using the then-current 1962 tables. Based on the revised tables which took effect in April 1985, Thompson's Los Angeles performance would have scored more than Hingsen's Mannheim performance (8,846 to 8,832) but the IAAF had decreed the pre-revision record could only be broken by a mark set after the changeover. In 1986, Thompson's 110 metres hurdles time was revised from 14.34 to 14.33 and his score increased by one point, so he retrospectively joined Hingsen as record holder under the old tables and replaced him from the date of the new tables.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook" (PDF). Berlin: IAAF. 2009. pp. 546, 559–60, 649. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 August 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Bissinger, Buzz (June 1, 2015). "Introducing Caitlyn Jenner". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Decathlon - men - senior - outdoor - all-time". Top lists. IAAF. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Misprinted as 1983 in the IAAF record progression list;[1] the correct year is in the all-time list.[3]
  5. ^ Hymans, Richard; Matrahazi, Imre (2015). "Progression of IAAF World Records". p. 217. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  6. ^ Reinmuth, Gary (17 May 1986). "Hingsen objects". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Decathlon Results". USATF. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "World record for Eaton, dramatic wins for Jeter and Harper in Eugene – US Olympic Trials, Day 2". IAAF. 24 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Chavez, Chris (28 August 2015). "Ashton Eaton sets decathlon world record; wins gold in Beijing". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 17 May 2016.