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Niklas Kaul (born 11 February 1998) is a German athlete competing in the combined events.[1] He won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 2019 World Championships, becoming the youngest ever decathlon world champion. In addition, he won gold medals at the 2016 World U20 Championships and 2017 European U20 Championships and is the current world U20 record holder in the decathlon.

Niklas Kaul
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Kaul (right) at the 2019 Hypo-Meeting
Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1998-02-11) 11 February 1998 (age 21)
Mainz, Germany
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Sport
CountryGermany
SportAthletics
Event(s)Decathlon
ClubTuS Saulheim
USC Mainz
Coached byFrancis Gross

Before concentrating on athletics, he played handball.

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Germany
2015 World Youth Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd Javelin throw 78.05 m
1st Decathlon (youth) 8002 pts
2016 World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st Decathlon (junior) 8162 pts
2017 European U20 Championships Grosseto, Italy 1st Decathlon (junior) 8435 pts
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 4th Decathlon 8220 pts
2019 European U23 Championships Gävle, Sweden 1st Decathlon 8572 pts
World Championships Doha, Qatar 1st Decathlon 8691 pts

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

Indoor

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Records
Preceded by
Jiří Sýkora
IAAF U20 World Championships Competition Record
20 July 2016 – 11 July 2018
Succeeded by
Ashley Moloney