Jón Arnar Magnússon

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Jón Arnar Magnússon (born 28 July 1969 in Selfoss) is a former decathlete from Iceland. He has won silver and bronze medals at world indoor championships, all in heptathlon, as decathlon is unsuitable for indoor contests. Magnússon is the Icelandic record holder at 100 m, 200 m, 110 m hurdles, long jump and decathlon.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Iceland
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada Decathlon DNF
1994 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 12th Decathlon 7896 pts
European Championships Helsinki, Finland Decathlon DNF
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 28th (q) Long jump 7.32 m
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 5th Decathlon 8237 pts
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden Decathlon DNF
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 3rd Heptathlon 6069 pts
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 12th Decathlon 8274 pts
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd Heptathlon 6145 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 5th Decathlon 8470 pts
World Championships Athens, Greece Decathlon DNF
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th Heptathlon 6170 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 3rd Decathlon 8573 pts
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th Decathlon 8552 pts
IAAF World Combined Events Challenge several places 2nd Decathlon 25,708 pts
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 5th Heptathlon 6293 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria Decathlon DNF
World Championships Seville, Spain Decathlon DNF
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium Heptathlon DNF
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 9th Decathlon 8206 pts
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia Decathlon DNF
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd Heptathlon 6233 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria Decathlon DNF
Games of the Small States of Europe Serravalle, San Marino 1st 110 m H 14.43 s
1st Long jump 7.41 m
1st Shot put 15.71 m
3rd Discus throw 46.40 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada Decathlon DNF
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 4th Heptathlon 5996 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 6th Decathlon 8104 pts
European Championships Munich, Germany 4th Decathlon 8238 pts
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 4th Heptathlon 6185 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 3rd Decathlon 8222 pts
World Championships Paris, France Decathlon DNF
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 7th Heptathlon 5993 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria Decathlon DNF
Olympic Games Athens, Greece Decathlon DNF
2005 Games of the Small States of Europe Andorra la Vella, Andorra 2nd 110 m H 15.13 s
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 42.90 s
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:23.79
4th Pole vault 4.60 m
3rd Long jump 7.30 m
4th Shot put 15.25 m
4th Javelin throw 56.96 m

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