Decathlon

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Decathlon
Decathlon combines four runs, three jumps and three throws.
World records
MenFrance Kevin Mayer 9126 pts (2018)
WomenLithuania Austra Skujytė 8358 pts (2005)
Olympic records
MenCzech Republic Roman Šebrle 8893 pts (2004) and United States Ashton Eaton 8893 pts (2016)

The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. The word "decathlon" was formed, in analogy to the word "pentathlon", from Greek δέκα (déka, meaning "ten") and ἄθλος (áthlos, or ἄθλον, áthlon, meaning "contest" or “prize”). 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 decathlon, thus the world's greatest athlete of all times is the record-man of decathlon (Kevin Mayer as of September 2018). 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 event is similar to the pentathlon held at the ancient Greek Olympics,[3] and also similar to a competition called an "all-around", which was contested at the United States amateur championships in 1884.[4][5] Another all-around was held at the 1904 Summer Olympics.[6] The modern decathlon first appeared at the 1912 Games.[7]

The current official decathlon world record holder is French Kevin Mayer, who scored a total of 9,126 points at the 2018 Décastar in France.

Historical background[edit]

The decathlon developed from the ancient pentathlon competitions held at the ancient Greek Olympics. Pentathlons involved five disciplines – long jump, discus throw, javelin throw, sprint and a wrestling match.[3] 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.[citation needed]

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;[4][5] an all-around was held at the 1904 Summer Olympics, though whether it was an official Olympic event has been disputed.[6] The modern decathlon first appeared on the Olympic athletics program at the 1912 Games in Stockholm.[7]

Format[edit]

Men's decathlon[edit]

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.[citation needed] The current world record holder is Kevin Mayer from France with 9126 points which he set on September 16, 2018 in Talence, France.

Women's decathlon[edit]

At major championships, the women's equivalent of the decathlon is the seven-event heptathlon; prior to 1981 it was the five-event pentathlon.[8] 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.[9] Women's disciplines differ from men's in the same way as for standalone events: the shot, 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.[10]

One hour[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Masters athletics[edit]

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.[11][12]

Points system[edit]

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:[13]

  • Points = INT(A(BP)C) for track events (faster time produces a higher score)
  • Points = INT(A(PB)C) for field events (greater distance or height produces a higher 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).[13]

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.[14]

Benchmarks[edit]

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

Records[edit]

The official decathlon world record holder is Kevin Mayer of France, with a score of 9,126 points set during the 2018 Décastar in Talence, France, which was ratified by the IAAF.

100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
10.55 (+0.3 m/s) 7.80 m (+1.2 m/s) 16.00 m 2.05 m 48.42 13.75 (-1.1 m/s) 50.54 m 5.45 m 71.90 m 4:36.11

Previous record from Ashton Eaton (9,045):

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 9,126  Kevin Mayer (FRA) 2018
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 9,126  Kevin Mayer (FRA) 2018
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 bests[edit]

The total decathlon score for all world records in the respective events would be 12,568. 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 recognized when an athlete completes the ten-event competition with a score over 7,000 points.[15]

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 1,202 136 5.64 August 16, 2009 Berlin
DB  Damian Warner (CAN) 10.12 s 1,066 May 25, 2019 Götzis [16]
Long jump
WR  Mike Powell (USA) 8.95 m 1,312 192 8.04 August 30, 1991 Tokyo
DB  Ashton Eaton (USA) 8.23 m 1,120 June 22, 2012 Eugene [17]
Shot put
WR  Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 m 1,295 247 17.08 May 20, 1990 Westwood
DB  Edy Hubacher (SUI) 19.17 m 1,048 October 5, 1969 Bern
High jump
WR  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45 m 1,244 183 7.35 July 27, 1993 Salamanca
DB  Rolf Beilschmidt (GDR) &
 Christian Schenk (GDR)
2.27 m 1,061 October 1, 1977
September 28, 1988
Jena
Seoul
pending  Derek Drouin (CAN) 2.28 m 1,071 173 April 7, 2017 Montecito [18]
400 m
WR  Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) 43.03 s 1,164 104 4.48 August 14, 2016 Rio de Janeiro [19]
DB  Ashton Eaton (USA) 45.00 s 1,060 August 28, 2015 Beijing [20]
110 m hurdles
WR  Aries Merritt (USA) 12.80 s 1,135 87 5.00 September 7, 2012 Brussels
DB  Damian Warner (CAN) 13.44 s 1,048 July 23, 2015 Toronto [21]
Discus throw
WR  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m 1,383 390 24.58 June 6, 1986 Neubrandenburg
DB  Bryan Clay (USA) 55.87 m 993 June 24, 2005 Carson
Pole vault
WR  Armand Duplantis (SWE) 6.18 m 1,291 139 7.29 February 15, 2020 Glasgow
DB  Tim Lobinger (GER) 5.76 m 1,152 September 16, 1999 Leverkusen
Javelin throw
WR  Jan Železný (CZE) 98.48 m 1,331 291 18.96 May 25, 1996 Jena
DB  Peter Blank (GER) 79.80 m 1,040 July 19, 1992 Emmelshausen
1500 m
WR  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3 m 26.00 s 1,218 255 15.87 July 14, 1998 Rome
DB  Robert Baker (USA) 3 m 58.70 s 963 April 3, 1980 Austin
Total World records 12,575 2,031 16.15
Decathlon bests 10,544

All-time top 25 decathletes[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Score Athlete Date Venue Ref
1 9,126  Kevin Mayer (FRA) September 15–16, 2018 Talence [24]
2 9,045  Ashton Eaton (USA) August 28–29, 2015 Beijing
3 9,026  Roman Šebrle (CZE) May 26–27, 2001 Götzis
4 8,994  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) July 3–4, 1999 Prague
5 8,891  Dan O'Brien (USA) September 4–5, 1992 Talence
6 8,847  Daley Thompson (GBR) August 8–9, 1984 Los Angeles
7 8,832  Jürgen Hingsen (FRG) June 8–9, 1984 Mannheim
 Bryan Clay (USA) June 29–30, 2008 Eugene
9 8,815  Erki Nool (EST) August 6–7, 2001 Edmonton
10 8,795  Damian Warner (CAN) May 26–27, 2018 Götzis [25]
11 8,792  Uwe Freimuth (GDR) July 20–21, 1984 Potsdam
12 8,790  Trey Hardee (USA) August 19–20, 2009 Berlin
13 8,784  Tom Pappas (USA) June 21–22, 2003 Palo Alto
14 8,762  Siegfried Wentz (FRG) June 4–5, 1983 Filderstadt-Bernhausen
15 8,735  Eduard Hämäläinen (BLR) May 28–29, 1994 Götzis
16 8,727  Dave Johnson (USA) April 23–24, 1992 Azusa
17 8,725  Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ) August 23–24, 2004 Athens
18 8,709  Aleksandr Apaychev (URS) June 2–3, 1984 Neubrandenburg
19 8,706  Frank Busemann (GER) July 31 – August 1, 1996 Atlanta
20 8,698  Grigoriy Degtyaryev (URS) June 21–22, 1984 Kiev
21 8,694  Chris Huffins (USA) June 19–20, 1998 New Orleans
22 8,691  Niklas Kaul (GER) October 2–3, 2019 Doha [26]
23 8,680  Torsten Voss (GDR) September 3–4, 1987 Rome
24 8,670  Michael Schrader (GER) August 10–11, 2013 Moscow
25 8,667  Guido Kratschmer (FRG) June 13–14, 1980 Filderstadt-Bernhausen

Notes[edit]

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

Women[edit]

Rank Score Athlete Venue Date Ref
1 8,358  Austra Skujytė (LTU) Columbia April 14–15, 2005
2 8,150  Marie Collonvillé (FRA) Talence September 25–26, 2004
3 7,921  Jordan Gray (USA) San Mateo June 22–23, 2019 [27]
4 7,798  Irina Karpova (KAZ) Talence September 25–26, 2004
5 7,358  Julie Martin (FRA) Talence September 25–26, 2004
6 7,064  Breanna Eveland (USA) Columbia April 13–14, 2006
7 6,878  Jessica Taylor (GBR) Erith September 12–13, 2015 [28]
8 6,749  Barbora Špotáková (CZE) Talence September 25–26, 2004
9 6,709  Marie-Cécile Crancé (FRA) Talence September 25–26, 2004
10 6,641  Lindsay Grigoriev (USA) Columbia April 14–15, 2005
11 6,614  María Peinado (ESP) Castellón October 22–23, 2005

Competitions[edit]

Olympic medalists[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
details
Jim Thorpe
 United States
Charles Lomberg
 Sweden
Gösta Holmér
 Sweden
Hugo Wieslander
 Sweden
1920 Antwerp
details
Helge Løvland
 Norway
Brutus Hamilton
 United States
Bertil Ohlson
 Sweden
1924 Paris
details
Harold Osborn
 United States
Emerson Norton
 United States
Aleksander Klumberg
 Estonia
1928 Amsterdam
details
Paavo Yrjölä
 Finland
Akilles Järvinen
 Finland
Ken Doherty
 United States
1932 Los Angeles
details
Jim Bausch
 United States
Akilles Järvinen
 Finland
Wolrad Eberle
 Germany
1936 Berlin
details
Glenn Morris
 United States
Bob Clark
 United States
Jack Parker
 United States
1948 London
details
Bob Mathias
 United States
Ignace Heinrich
 France
Floyd Simmons
 United States
1952 Helsinki
details
Bob Mathias
 United States
Milt Campbell
 United States
Floyd Simmons
 United States
1956 Melbourne
details
Milt Campbell
 United States
Rafer Johnson
 United States
Vasili Kuznetsov
 Soviet Union
1960 Rome
details
Rafer Johnson
 United States
Yang Chuan-kwang
 Republic of China
Vasili Kuznetsov
 Soviet Union
1964 Tokyo
details
Willi Holdorf
 United Team of Germany
Rein Aun
 Soviet Union
Hans-Joachim Walde
 United Team of Germany
1968 Mexico City
details
Bill Toomey
 United States
Hans-Joachim Walde
 West Germany
Kurt Bendlin
 West Germany
1972 Munich
details
Mykola Avilov
 Soviet Union
Leonid Lytvynenko
 Soviet Union
Ryszard Katus
 Poland
1976 Montreal
details
Bruce Jenner
 United States[a]
Guido Kratschmer
 West Germany
Mykola Avilov
 Soviet Union
1980 Moscow
details
Daley Thompson
 Great Britain
Yuriy Kutsenko
 Soviet Union
Sergei Zhelanov
 Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Daley Thompson
 Great Britain
Jürgen Hingsen
 West Germany
Siegfried Wentz
 West Germany
1988 Seoul
details
Christian Schenk
 East Germany
Torsten Voss
 East Germany
Dave Steen
 Canada
1992 Barcelona
details
Robert Změlík
 Czechoslovakia
Antonio Peñalver
 Spain
Dave Johnson
 United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Dan O'Brien
 United States
Frank Busemann
 Germany
Tomáš Dvořák
 Czech Republic
2000 Sydney
details
Erki Nool
 Estonia
Roman Šebrle
 Czech Republic
Chris Huffins
 United States
2004 Athens
details
Roman Šebrle
 Czech Republic
Bryan Clay
 United States
Dmitriy Karpov
 Kazakhstan
2008 Beijing
details
Bryan Clay
 United States
Andrei Krauchanka
 Belarus
Leonel Suárez
 Cuba
2012 London
details
Ashton Eaton
 United States
Trey Hardee
 United States
Leonel Suárez
 Cuba
2016 Rio De Janeiro
details
Ashton Eaton
 United States
Kevin Mayer
 France
Damian Warner
 Canada

World Championships medalists[edit]

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)
2019 Doha
details
 Niklas Kaul (GER)  Maicel Uibo (EST)  Damian Warner (CAN)

Continental competitions[edit]

Other[edit]

Season's bests[edit]

[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  Mykhaylo 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 (USA) Eugene
1976 8,634  Bruce Jenner (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
2018 9,126  Kevin Mayer (FRA) Talence

National records[edit]

Score Nation Athlete Date Location Ref
9,126  France Kevin Mayer September 15–16, 2018 Talence [24]
9,045  United States Ashton Eaton August 28–29, 2015 Beijing [30]
9,026  Czech Republic Roman Šebrle April 26–27, 2001 Götzis
8,847  United Kingdom Daley Thompson August 8–9, 1984 Los Angeles
8,832  Germany Jürgen Hingsen June 8–9, 1984 Mannheim
8,815  Estonia Erki Nool August 6–7, 2001 Edmonton
8,735  Belarus Eduard Hämäläinen May 28–29, 1994 Götzis
8,730  Finland Eduard Hämäläinen August 5–6, 1997 Athens
8,725  Kazakhstan Dmitriy Karpov August 23–24, 2004 Athens
8,709  Ukraine Aleksandr Apaychev June 2–3, 1984 Neubrandenburg
8,698  Russia Grigoriy Degtyaryev June 21–22, 1984 Kiev
8,695  Canada Damian Warner August 28–29, 2015 Beijing [30]
8,654  Cuba Leonel Suárez July 3–4, 2009 Havana
8,644  Jamaica Maurice Smith August 31 – September 1, 2007 Osaka
8,573  Iceland Jón Arnar Magnússon May 30–31, 1998 Götzis
8,566  Poland Sebastian Chmara May 16–17, 1998 Murcia
8,554  Hungary Attila Zsivoczky June 3–4, 2000 Götzis
8,539  Grenada Lindon Victor May 11–12, 2017 Columbia [31]
8,539  Netherlands Eelco Sintnicolaas May 27–28, 2017 Götzis [32]
8,526  Spain Francisco Javier Benet May 16–17, 1998 Murcia
8,521  Algeria Larbi Bouraada August 17–18, 2016 Rio de Janeiro [33]
8,519  Belgium Hans Van Alphen May 26–27, 2012 Götzis [34]
8,490  Australia Jagan Hames September 17–18, 1998 Kuala Lumpur
8,445  Uzbekistan Ramil Ganiyev August 5–6, 1997 Athens
8,437  Lithuania Rišardas Malachovskis July 1–2, 1988 Minsk
8,406  Sweden Nicklas Wiberg August 19–20, 2009 Berlin
8,398  South Africa Willem Coertzen May 30–31, 2015 Götzis [35]
8,393  Brazil Carlos Chinin June 7–8, 2013 São Paulo [36]
8,359  New Zealand Simon Poelman March 21–22, 1987 Christchurch
8,334   Switzerland Stephan Niklaus July 2–3, 1983 Lausanne
8,320  Austria Gernot Kellermayr May 29–30, 1993 Götzis
8,312  Latvia Edgars Eriņš May 26–27, 2011 Valmiera
8,308  Japan Keisuke Ushiro 31 May – June 1, 2014 Nagano
8,291 A  Argentina Tito Steiner June 22–23, 1983 Provo
8,290  China Qi Haifeng May 28–29, 2005 Götzis
8,288  Moldova Valeri Kachanov June 20–21, 1980 Moscow
8,275  Serbia Mihail Dudaš August 10–11, 2013 Moscow
8,228  Norway Martin Roe April 27–28, 2018 Firenze
8,213  Portugal Mário Aníbal June 30 – July 1, 2001 Kaunas
8,206  Republic of China Yang Chuan-Kwang April 27–28, 1963 Walnut
8,199  Bulgaria Atanas Andonov June 20–21, 1981 Sofia
8,169  Italy Beniamino Poserina October 5–6, 1996 Formia
8,069  Greece Prodromos Korkizoglou July 1–2, 2000 Ibach
8,065  Chile Gonzalo Barroilhet April 19–20, 2012 Charlottesville [37]
8,048  Venezuela Geormi Jaramillo 4–5 May 2018 Barquisimeto [38]
8,023  Tunisia Hamdi Dhouibi August 9–10, 2005 Helsinki
7,994  Denmark Lars Warming June 18–19, 1988 Götzis
7,913  Colombia José Gregorio Lemos 29–30 July 2018 Barranquilla
7,882  Ireland Carlos O'Connell June 4–5, 1988 Emmitsburg
7,860  South Korea Kim Kun-Woo August 27–28, 2011 Gongju
7,846  Tajikistan Igor Sobolevskiy July 15–16, 1982 Leningrad
7,846  Montenegro Darko Pešić May 27–28, 2017 Götzis [39]
7,843  Romania Vasile Bogdan June 6–7, 1975 Paris
7,838  Kuwait Majed Radhi Mubarak Al-Sayed April 22–23, 2019 Doha [40]
7,811  Ghana Atsu Nyamadi April 21–22, 2017 Charlottesville [41]
7,809  Thailand Sutthisak Singkhon August 25–26, 2018 Jakarta
7,802  Cyprus Yeorgios Andreou August 11–12, 2000 Volos
7,799  Slovakia Peter Soldos June 9–10, 2001 Arles
7,777  Barbados Victor Houston August 5–6, 1997 Athens
7,757  Turkey Alper Kasapoğlu April 18–19, 1996 Azusa
7,756  Georgia Juri Dyachkov June 15–16, 1968 Tbilisi
7,755  Vietnam Vu Van Huyen November 24–25, 2010 Guangzhou
7,730  Qatar Ahmad Hassan Moussa June 26–27, 2004 Ratingen
7,729  Iran Hadi Sepehrzad May 24–25, 2012 Tehran
7,704  Puerto Rico Luiggy Llanos August 5–6, 2003 Santo Domingo
7,698  Slovenia Damjan Sitar May 27–28, 2006 Maribor
7,659  Croatia Joško Vlašić June 24–25, 1983 Izmir
7,658  India Bharatinder Singh June 11–12, 2011 Bangalore [42]
7,632  Saint Lucia Dominic Johnson March 26–27, 1998 Tucson
7,614 A  Mexico Alejandro Cárdenas May 10–11, 1996 Medellín
7,591  Mauritius Guillaume Thierry September 13–14, 2015 Brazzaville [43]
7,528  Ecuador Andy Preciado May 20–21, 2017 Cuenca
7,518  Dominican Republic José Miguel Paulino June 16–17, 2017 Santo Domingo
7,491  Zimbabwe Keegan Cooke June 12–13, 2015 Santa Barbara [44]
7,433  Philippines Aries Toledo August 22–23, 2017 Bukit Jalil [45]
7,397  Fiji Albert Miller May 23–24, 1983 Cape Girardeau
7,356  Sri Lanka Ajith Kumara Karunathilaka August 3–4, 2018 Colombo [46]
7,252  Nigeria Peter Moreno May 27–28, 2017 Bedford
7,157  Democratic Republic of the Congo Florent Lomba June 12–13, 2015 Kladno [47]
7,128  Haiti Josue Louis April 12–13, 2017 Azusa [48]
7,096  Israel Erez Meltzer July 30–31, 1994 Markt Schwaben
7,095  Malaysia Muhammad Malik Tobias June 7–8, 2003 Bernhausen
7,013  Indonesia Julius Uwe June 13–14, 1993 Singapore
6,943  Paraguay Claudio Escauriza October 11–12, 1982 Asunción
6,136  Afghanistan Said Gilani 2–3 June 2018 Papenburg
4,536  Turks and Caicos Islands Alvirto Smith April 4–5, 2009 St. Louis [49]
4,069  Kiribati Boitu Baiteke September 3–4, 2013 Mata-Utu [50]

Junior (under-20) Decathlon bests[edit]

Event Record Score Athlete Nation Date Meet Place Age Ref
100 m 10.51 (-0.3 m/s) 973 pts Ashley Moloney  Australia July 10, 2018 World Junior Championships Finland Tampere, Finland 18 years, 119 days [51]
Long jump
Shot put
(6 kg)
High jump
400 m 46.86 965 pts Ashley Moloney  Australia July 10, 2018 World Junior Championships Finland Tampere, Finland 18 years, 119 days [52]
110 m hurdles
(0.99 m)
Discus throw
(1.750 kg)
Pole vault
Javelin throw 71.59 m 914 pts Niklas Kaul  Germany July 20, 2016 World Junior Championships Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland 18 years, 160 days [53]
1500 m
World Junior record 8162 pts Niklas Kaul  Germany July 19–20, 2016 World Junior Championships Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland 18 years, 160 days [53]
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 July 22–23, 2017 European U20 Championships Italy Grosseto, Italy 19 years, 162 days [54]
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 contests[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jenner is now known as Caitlyn due to gender transition in 2015.[29]

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