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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 9,045 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]

Contents

FormatEdit

Men's decathlonEdit

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 decathlonEdit

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, with 8,366.[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 hourEdit

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 athleticsEdit

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 systemEdit

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]

BenchmarksEdit

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

RecordsEdit

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 8,521   Larbi Bourrada (ALG) 2016
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 bestsEdit

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
pending   Derek Drouin (CAN) 2.28 m 1,071 173 7 April 2017 Montecito [21]
400 m
WR   Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) 43.03 s 1,164 104 4.48 14 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [22]
DB   Ashton Eaton (USA) 45.00 s 1,060 28 August 2015 Beijing [23]
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 [24]
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 (GER) 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 athletesEdit

MenEdit

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 [27]
7 8,832   Jürgen Hingsen (FRG) 8–9 June 1984 Mannheim
  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 (BLR) 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 (URS) 2–3 June 1984 Neubrandenburg
18 8,706   Frank Busemann (GER) 31 July – 1 August 1996 Atlanta
19 8,698   Grigoriy Degtyaryev (URS) 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 8,663   Rico Freimuth (GER) 24–25 June 2017 Ratingen [28]

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other scores equal or superior to 8768 pts:

WomenEdit

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 [29]
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 medalistsEdit

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 medalistsEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
details
  Daley Thompson (GBR)   Jürgen Hingsen (FRG)   Siegfried Wentz (FRG)
1987 Rome
details
  Torsten Voss (GDR)   Siegfried Wentz (FRG)   Pavel Tarnavetskiy (URS)
1991 Tokyo
details
  Dan O'Brien (USA)   Mike Smith (CAN)   Christian Schenk (GER)
1993 Stuttgart
details
  Dan O'Brien (USA)   Eduard Hämäläinen (BLR)   Paul Meier (GER)
1995 Gothenburg
details
  Dan O'Brien (USA)   Eduard Hämäläinen (BLR)   Mike Smith (CAN)
1997 Athens
details
  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE)   Eduard Hämäläinen (FIN)   Frank Busemann (GER)
1999 Seville
details
  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE)   Dean Macey (GBR)   Chris Huffins (USA)
2001 Edmonton
details
  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE)   Erki Nool (EST)   Dean Macey (GBR)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
  Tom Pappas (USA)   Roman Šebrle (CZE)   Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ)
2005 Helsinki
details
  Bryan Clay (USA)   Roman Šebrle (CZE)   Attila Zsivoczky (HUN)
2007 Osaka
details
  Roman Šebrle (CZE)   Maurice Smith (JAM)   Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ)
2009 Berlin
details
  Trey Hardee (USA)   Leonel Suárez (CUB)   Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS)
2011 Daegu
details
  Trey Hardee (USA)   Ashton Eaton (USA)   Leonel Suárez (CUB)
2013 Moscow
details
  Ashton Eaton (USA)   Michael Schrader (GER)   Damian Warner (CAN)
2015 Beijing
details
  Ashton Eaton (USA)   Damian Warner (CAN)   Rico Freimuth (GER)
2017 London
details
  Kévin Mayer (FRA)   Rico Freimuth (GER)   Kai Kazmirek (GER)

Season's bestsEdit

[citation needed]

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
2016 8,893   Ashton Eaton (USA) Rio de Janeiro
2017 8,768   Kevin Mayer (FRA) London

National recordsEdit

Score Nation Athlete Date Location Ref
9,045   United States Ashton Eaton 28–29 August 2015 Beijing [31]
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 [32]
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 [31]
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
8,539   Grenada Lindon Victor 11–12 May 2017 Columbia [33]
8,539   Netherlands Eelco Sintnicolaas 27–28 May 2017 Götzis [34]
8,526   Spain Francisco Javier Benet 16–17 May 1998 Murcia
8,521   Algeria Larbi Bouraada 17–18 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [35]
8,519   Belgium Hans Van Alphen 26–27 May 2012 Götzis [36]
8,490   Australia Jagan Hames 17–18 September 1998 Kuala Lumpur
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 [37]
8,393   Brazil Carlos Chinin 7–8 June 2013 São Paulo [38]
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 [39]
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
7,846   Montenegro Darko Pešić 27–28 May 2017 Götzis [40]
7,843   Romania Vasile Bogdan 6–7 June 1975 Paris
7,802   Cyprus Yeorgios Andreou 11–12 August 2000 Volos
7,800   Ghana Atsu Nyamadi 7–8 April 2016 Athens [41]
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
7,732   Thailand Sutthisak Singkhon 6–7 July 2017 Bhubaneswar [42]
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 [43]
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 [44]
7,504   Dominican Republic Juan Carlos de la Cruz 20–21 June 2015 Ottawa [45]
7,433   Philippines Aries Toledo 22–23 August 2017 Bukit Jalil [46]
7,397   Fiji Albert Miller 23–24 May 1983 Cape Girardeau
7,315   Zimbabwe Keegan Cooke 15–16 April 2015 Azusa [47]
7,252   Nigeria Peter Moreno 27–28 May 2017 Bedford
7,179   Ecuador Andy Preciado 20–21 August 2016 Ambato [48]
7,157   Democratic Republic of the Congo Florent Lomba 12–13 June 2015 Kladno [49]
7,119   Kuwait Majed Radhi Mubarak Al-Sayed 8–9 March 2016 Kuwait City
7,096   Israel Erez Meltzer 30–31 July 1994 Markt Schwaben
7,095   Malaysia Muhammad Malik Tobias 7–8 June 2003 Filderstadt
7,045   Haiti Josue Louis 15–16 March 2017 Las Vegas [50]
7,013   Indonesia Julius Uwe 13–14 June 1993 Singapore
6,943   Paraguay Claudio Escauriza 11–12 October 1982 Asunción
6,884   Sri Lanka Ajith Kumara Karunathilaka 8–9 April 2017 Diyagama [51]
6,132   Afghanistan Said Gilani 11–12 June 2016 Oldenburg [52]
4,536   Turks and Caicos Islands Alvirto Smith 4–5 April 2009 St. Louis [53]

Junior (under-20) Decathlon bestsEdit

Event Record Score Athlete Nation Date Meet Place Age 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   Bydgoszcz, Poland 18 years, 160 days [54]
1500 m
World Junior record 8162 pts Niklas Kaul   Germany 19–20 July 2016 World Junior Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland 18 years, 160 days [54]
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
8435 pts Niklas Kaul   Germany 22–23 July 2017 European U20 Championships   Grosseto, Italy 19 years, 162 days [55]
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
11.48 (-1.3 m/s) 7.20 m (+1.6 m/s) 15.37 m 2.05 m 48.42 14.55 (-0.2 m/s) 48.49 m 4.70 m 68.05 m 4:15.52

Other multiple event contestsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Jenner changed her name due to gender transition in 2015.[30]

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