Maurice Smith (decathlete)
Smith in 2007 Osaka
|Full name||Maurice Leon Hugh Smith|
September 28, 1980 |
Spanish Town, St. Catherine
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (200 lb)|
|Updated on 3 July 2013.|
Maurice Smith (born 28 September 1980 in St. Catherine, Jamaica) is a decathlete from Jamaica. He competed for Auburn University. He represented his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, finishing in 14th place. He broke the Pan American Games decathlon record in 2007, winning his first international gold medal. He won the silver medal in the decathlon at the 2007 World Championships. Smith is the current national record holder in the men's decathlon, with 8644 points.
Smith beat World Champion Roman Šebrle and Dmitriy Karpov at the TNT-Fortuna Combined Events meeting in Kladno, Czech Republic with 8157 points, setting him up well for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.
- Decathlon: 8644 pts – Osaka, 1 September 2007
- Juck, Alfons (2009-06-25). Smith overcomes weather and Šebrle; Dobrynska dominates in Kladno. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.
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