Decathlon

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Decathlon
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Decathlon combines four runs, three jumps and three throws.
World records
Men Flag of France.svg Kevin Mayer 9126 pts (2018)
Olympic records
Men Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Šebrle 8893 pts (2004)
Flag of the United States.svg Ashton Eaton 8893 pts (2016)
World Championship records
Men Flag of the United States.svg Ashton Eaton 9045 pts (2015)

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.

Contents

Traditionally, the title of "World's Greatest Athlete" has been given to the person who wins the decathlon. This began when King Gustav V of Sweden told Jim Thorpe, "Sir, you 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 Frenchman Kevin Mayer, who scored a total of 9,126 points at the 2018 Décastar in France.

Historical background

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

Men's decathlon

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

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

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

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

EventABC
100 m25.4347181.81
Long jump0.143542201.4
Shot put51.391.51.05
High jump0.8465751.42
400 m1.53775821.81
110 m hurdles5.7435228.51.92
Discus throw12.9141.1
Pole vault0.27971001.35
Javelin throw10.1471.08
1500 m0.037684801.85

The 2001 IAAF points tables use the following formulae: [13]

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

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.

Event1,000 pts900 pts800 pts700 ptsUnit
100 m10.39510.82711.27811.756Seconds
Long jump7.767.366.946.51Metres
Shot put18.4016.7915.1613.53Metres
High jump2.202.101.991.88Metres
400 m46.1748.1950.3252.58Seconds
110 m hurdles13.8014.5915.41916.29Seconds
Discus throw56.1751.446.5941.72Metres
Pole vault5.284.964.634.29Metres
Javelin throw77.1970.6764.0957.45Metres
1500 m3:53.794:07.424:21.774:36.96Minutes:Seconds

Records

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 putHigh jump400m110H (wind)DiscusPole vaultJavelin1500m
10.55 (+0.3 m/s)7.80 m (+1.2 m/s)16.00 m2.05 m48.4213.75 (-1.1 m/s)50.54 m5.45 m71.90 m4:36.11

Previous record from Ashton Eaton (9,045):

100m (wind)Long jump (wind)Shot putHigh jump400m110H (wind)DiscusPole vaultJavelin1500m
10.23 (-0.4 m/s)7.88 m (+0.0 m/s)14.52 m2.01 m45.00 WDB 13.69 (-0.2 m/s)43.34 m5.20 m63.63 m4:17.52
RecordScoreAthleteYear
World 9,126Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA)2018
Continental records
Africa 8,521Flag of Algeria.svg  Larbi Bourrada  (ALG)2016
Asia 8,725Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Dmitriy Karpov  (KAZ)2004
Europe 9,126Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA)2018
North, Central America
and Caribbean
9,045Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)2015
Oceania 8,492Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Ashley Moloney  (AUS)2020
South America 8,393Flag of Brazil.svg  Carlos Chinin  (BRA)2013

Decathlon bests

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)
EventTypeAthleteRecordScoreDifference% DifferenceDatePlaceRef
100 m
WRFlag of Jamaica.svg  Usain Bolt  (JAM)9.58 s 1,2021365.64August 16, 2009 Berlin
DBFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN)10.12 s1,066May 25, 2019 Götzis [16]
Long jump
WRFlag of the United States.svg  Mike Powell  (USA)8.95 m 1,3121797.49August 30, 1991 Tokyo
DBFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN)8.28 m1,133May 29, 2021 Götzis
Shot put
WRFlag of the United States.svg  Randy Barnes  (USA)23.12 m1,29524717.08May 20, 1990 Westwood
DBFlag of Switzerland.svg  Edy Hubacher  (SUI)19.17 m1,048October 5, 1969 Bern
High jump
WRFlag of Cuba.svg  Javier Sotomayor  (CUB)2.45 m1,2441837.35July 27, 1993 Salamanca
DBFlag of East Germany.svg  Rolf Beilschmidt  (GDR) &
Flag of East Germany.svg  Christian Schenk  (GDR)
2.27 m1,061October 1, 1977
September 28, 1988
Jena
Seoul
pendingFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Derek Drouin  (CAN)2.28 m1,071173April 7, 2017 Montecito [17]
400 m
WRFlag of South Africa.svg  Wayde van Niekerk  (RSA)43.03 s1,1641044.48August 14, 2016 Rio de Janeiro [18]
DBFlag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)45.00 s1,060August 28, 2015 Beijing [19]
110 m hurdles
WRFlag of the United States.svg  Aries Merritt  (USA)12.80 s1,135764.38September 7, 2012 Brussels
DBFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN)13.36 s1,059May 30, 2021 Götzis [20]
Discus throw
WRFlag of East Germany.svg  Jürgen Schult  (GDR)74.08 m1,38339024.58June 6, 1986 Neubrandenburg
DBFlag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA)55.87 m993June 24, 2005 Carson
Pole vault
WRFlag of Sweden.svg  Armand Duplantis  (SWE)6.18 m1,2911397.29February 15, 2020 Glasgow
DBFlag of Germany.svg  Tim Lobinger  (GER)5.76 m1,152September 16, 1999 Leverkusen
Javelin throw
WRFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jan Železný  (CZE)98.48 m1,33129118.96May 25, 1996 Jena
DBFlag of Germany.svg  Peter Blank  (GER)79.80 m1,040July 19, 1992 Emmelshausen
1500 m
WRFlag of Morocco.svg  Hicham El Guerrouj  (MAR)3:26.00 min:s1,21825515.87July 14, 1998 Rome
DBFlag of the United States.svg Robert Baker (USA)3:58.7 min:s963April 3, 1980 Austin
TotalWorld records12,5752,00015.90
Decathlon bests10,575

All-time top 25

Men

RankScoreAthleteDatePlaceRef
19,126Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA)September 15–16, 2018 Talence [22]
29,045Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)August 28–29, 2015 Beijing
39,026Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)May 26–27, 2001 Götzis
48,995Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN)May 29–30, 2021 Götzis
58,994Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Dvořák  (CZE)July 3–4, 1999 Prague
68,891Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA)September 4–5, 1992 Talence
78,847Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Daley Thompson  (GBR)August 8–9, 1984 Los Angeles
88,832Flag of Germany.svg  Jürgen Hingsen  (FRG)June 8–9, 1984 Mannheim
Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA)June 29–30, 2008 Eugene
108,815Flag of Estonia.svg  Erki Nool  (EST)August 6–7, 2001 Edmonton
118,792Flag of East Germany.svg  Uwe Freimuth  (GDR)July 20–21, 1984 Potsdam
128,790Flag of the United States.svg  Trey Hardee  (USA)August 19–20, 2009 Berlin
138,784Flag of the United States.svg  Tom Pappas  (USA)June 21–22, 2003 Palo Alto
148,762Flag of Germany.svg  Siegfried Wentz  (FRG)June 4–5, 1983 Filderstadt-Bernhausen
158,735Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Eduard Hämäläinen  (BLR)May 28–29, 1994 Götzis
168,727Flag of the United States.svg  Dave Johnson  (USA)April 23–24, 1992 Azusa
178,725Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Dmitriy Karpov  (KAZ)August 23–24, 2004 Athens
188,709Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandr Apaychev  (URS)June 2–3, 1984 Neubrandenburg
198,706Flag of Germany.svg  Frank Busemann  (GER)July 31 – August 1, 1996 Atlanta
208,698Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Grigoriy Degtyaryev  (URS)June 21–22, 1984 Kyiv
218,694Flag of the United States.svg  Chris Huffins  (USA)June 19–20, 1998 New Orleans
228,691Flag of Germany.svg  Niklas Kaul  (GER)October 2–3, 2019 Doha [23]
238,680Flag of East Germany.svg  Torsten Voss  (GDR)September 3–4, 1987 Rome
248,670Flag of Germany.svg  Michael Schrader  (GER)August 10–11, 2013 Moscow
258,667Flag of Germany.svg  Guido Kratschmer  (FRG)June 13–14, 1980 Filderstadt-Bernhausen

Notes

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

Women

RankScoreAthleteDatePlaceRef
18,358Flag of Lithuania.svg  Austra Skujytė  (LTU)April 14–15, 2005 Columbia
28,150Flag of France.svg  Marie Collonvillé  (FRA)September 25–26, 2004 Talence
37,921Flag of the United States.svg  Jordan Gray  (USA)June 22–23, 2019 San Mateo [24]
47,885Flag of Germany.svg  Mona Steigauf  (GER)1997 [25]
57,798Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Irina Karpova  (KAZ)September 25–26, 2004Talence
67,742 [lower-alpha 1] Flag of Russia.svg  Anna Snetkova  (RUS)September 14–15, 2003Sochi [26]
77,577Flag of the United States.svg  Tiffany Lott-Hogan  (USA)2000 [27]
87,470 [lower-alpha 2] Flag of France.svg  Julie Mezerette  (FRA)2001 [28]
97,358Flag of France.svg  Julie Martin  (FRA)September 25–26, 2004Talence
107,064Flag of the United States.svg  Breanna Eveland  (USA)April 13–14, 2006Columbia
116,878Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessica Taylor  (GBR)September 12–13, 2015 Erith [29]
126,830Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Marion Obermayr  (AUS)May 4–5, 2002Linz [30]
136,749Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Barbora Špotáková  (CZE)September 25–26, 2004Talence
146,709Flag of France.svg  Marie-Cécile Crancé  (FRA)September 25–26, 2004Talence
156,641Flag of the United States.svg  Lindsay Grigoriev  (USA)April 14–15, 2005Columbia
166,614Flag of Spain.svg  María Peinado  (ESP)October 22–23, 2005 Castellón
176,599Flag of Italy.svg  Sara Tani  (ITA)October 21–22, 2006Udine [31]
186,577Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Cassandre Evans  (BEL)September 28–29, 2019Schaarbeek [32]
196,570Flag of Argentina.svg  Andrea Bordalejo  (ARG)November 27–28, 2004Rosario [33]
206,338Flag of Germany.svg  Marianne Schlachter  (GER)April 13–14, 2006Columbia [34]
216,330Flag of the United States.svg  AnnaLee McGregor  (USA)June 22–23, 2019San Mateo [35]
226,296Flag of Italy.svg  Ada Salgarella  (ITA)October 21–22, 2006Udine [36]
236,202Flag of the United States.svg  Amy Backel  (USA)June 22–23, 2019San Mateo [37]

Notes

Below is a list of other scores equal or superior to 8000 pts:

Competitions

Olympic medalists

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1912 Stockholm
details
Jim Thorpe
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Charles Lomberg
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Gösta Holmér
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Hugo Wieslander
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1920 Antwerp
details
Helge Løvland
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Brutus Hamilton
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Bertil Ohlson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1924 Paris
details
Harold Osborn
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Emerson Norton
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Aleksander Klumberg
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
1928 Amsterdam
details
Paavo Yrjölä
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Akilles Järvinen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Ken Doherty
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1932 Los Angeles
details
Jim Bausch
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Akilles Järvinen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Wolrad Eberle
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany
1936 Berlin
details
Glenn Morris
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Bob Clark
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Jack Parker
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1948 London
details
Bob Mathias
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Ignace Heinrich
Flag of France.svg  France
Floyd Simmons
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1952 Helsinki
details
Bob Mathias
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Milt Campbell
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Floyd Simmons
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1956 Melbourne
details
Milt Campbell
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Rafer Johnson
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Vasili Kuznetsov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1960 Rome
details
Rafer Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Yang Chuan-kwang
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China
Vasili Kuznetsov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1964 Tokyo
details
Willi Holdorf
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany
Rein Aun
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Hans-Joachim Walde
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany
1968 Mexico City
details
Bill Toomey
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Hans-Joachim Walde
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  West Germany
Kurt Bendlin
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  West Germany
1972 Munich
details
Mykola Avilov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Leonid Lytvynenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Ryszard Katus
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
1976 Montreal
details
Bruce Jenner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States [lower-alpha 3]
Guido Kratschmer
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Mykola Avilov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1980 Moscow
details
Daley Thompson
Olympic flag.svg  Great Britain
Yuriy Kutsenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Sergei Zhelanov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Daley Thompson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Jürgen Hingsen
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Siegfried Wentz
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1988 Seoul
details
Christian Schenk
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Torsten Voss
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Dave Steen
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1992 Barcelona
details
Robert Změlík
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
Antonio Peñalver
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Dave Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Dan O'Brien
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Frank Busemann
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Tomáš Dvořák
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
2000 Sydney
details
Erki Nool
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
Roman Šebrle
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Chris Huffins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2004 Athens
details
Roman Šebrle
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Bryan Clay
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Dmitriy Karpov
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
2008 Beijing
details
Bryan Clay
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Andrei Krauchanka
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
Leonel Suárez
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2012 London
details
Ashton Eaton
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Trey Hardee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Leonel Suárez
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2016 Rio De Janeiro
details
Ashton Eaton
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Kevin Mayer
Flag of France.svg  France
Damian Warner
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

World Championships medalists

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Daley Thompson  (GBR)Flag of Germany.svg  Jürgen Hingsen  (FRG)Flag of Germany.svg  Siegfried Wentz  (FRG)
1987 Rome
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Torsten Voss  (GDR)Flag of Germany.svg  Siegfried Wentz  (FRG)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Pavel Tarnavetskiy  (URS)
1991 Tokyo
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Mike Smith  (CAN)Flag of Germany.svg  Christian Schenk  (GER)
1993 Stuttgart
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA)Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Eduard Hämäläinen  (BLR)Flag of Germany.svg  Paul Meier  (GER)
1995 Gothenburg
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA)Flag of Belarus.svg  Eduard Hämäläinen  (BLR)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Mike Smith  (CAN)
1997 Athens
details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Dvořák  (CZE)Flag of Finland.svg  Eduard Hämäläinen  (FIN)Flag of Germany.svg  Frank Busemann  (GER)
1999 Seville
details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Dvořák  (CZE)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Dean Macey  (GBR)Flag of the United States.svg  Chris Huffins  (USA)
2001 Edmonton
details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Dvořák  (CZE)Flag of Estonia.svg  Erki Nool  (EST)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Dean Macey  (GBR)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Tom Pappas  (USA)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Dmitriy Karpov  (KAZ)
2005 Helsinki
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)Flag of Hungary.svg  Attila Zsivoczky  (HUN)
2007 Osaka
details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)Flag of Jamaica.svg  Maurice Smith  (JAM)Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Dmitriy Karpov  (KAZ)
2009 Berlin
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Trey Hardee  (USA)Flag of Cuba.svg  Leonel Suárez  (CUB)Flag of Russia.svg  Aleksandr Pogorelov  (RUS)
2011 Daegu
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Trey Hardee  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Flag of Cuba.svg  Leonel Suárez  (CUB)
2013 Moscow
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Flag of Germany.svg  Michael Schrader  (GER)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN)
2015 Beijing
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN)Flag of Germany.svg  Rico Freimuth  (GER)
2017 London
details
Flag of France.svg  Kévin Mayer  (FRA)Flag of Germany.svg  Rico Freimuth  (GER)Flag of Germany.svg  Kai Kazmirek  (GER)
2019 Doha
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Niklas Kaul  (GER)Flag of Estonia.svg  Maicel Uibo  (EST)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN)

Continental competitions

Other

Season's bests

[ citation needed ]

YearScoreAthletePlace
19608,683Flag of the United States.svg  Rafer Johnson  (USA) Eugene
19618,709Flag of the United States.svg  Philip Mulkey  (USA) Memphis
19628,248Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Chuan-Kwang Yang  (ROC) Tulare
19638,089Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Chuan-Kwang Yang  (ROC) Walnut
19647,950Flag of Germany.svg  Manfred Bock  (FRG) Liestal
19657,883Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Mykhaylo Storozhenko  (URS) Kiev
19668,234Flag of the United States.svg  Bill Toomey  (USA) Salina
19678,319Flag of Germany.svg  Kurt Bendlin  (FRG) Heidelberg
19688,222 A Flag of the United States.svg  Bill Toomey  (USA) Echo Summit
19698,417Flag of the United States.svg  Bill Toomey  (USA) Los Angeles
19708,130Flag of East Germany.svg  Rüdiger Demmig  (GDR) Erfurt
19718,244Flag of Germany.svg  Kurt Bendlin  (FRG) Bonn
19728,466Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Mykola Avilov  (URS) Munich
19738,163Flag of Sweden.svg  Lennart Hedmark  (SWE) Bonn
19748,229Flag of Poland.svg  Ryszard Skowronek  (POL) Montreal
19758,429Flag of the United States.svg  Bruce Jenner  (USA) Eugene
19768,634Flag of the United States.svg  Bruce Jenner  (USA) Montreal
19778,400Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandr Grebenyuk  (URS) Riga
19788,493Flag of Germany.svg  Guido Kratschmer  (FRG) Bernhausen
19798,476Flag of Germany.svg  Guido Kratschmer  (FRG) Krefeld
19808,667Flag of Germany.svg  Guido Kratschmer  (FRG) Bernhausen
19818,334Flag of East Germany.svg  Rainer Pottel  (GDR) Birmingham
19828,774Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Daley Thompson  (GBR) Athens
19838,825Flag of Germany.svg  Jürgen Hingsen  (FRG) Bernhausen
19848,847Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Daley Thompson  (GBR) Los Angeles
19858,559Flag of East Germany.svg  Torsten Voss  (GDR) Dresden
19868,811Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Daley Thompson  (GBR) Stuttgart
19878,680Flag of East Germany.svg  Torsten Voss  (GDR) Rome
19888,512Flag of France.svg  Christian Plaziat  (FRA) Talence
19898,549Flag of the United States.svg  Dave Johnson  (USA) Houston
1990 8,574Flag of France.svg  Christian Plaziat  (FRA) Split
1991 8,812Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA) Tokyo
1992 8,891Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA) Talence
1993 8,817Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA) Stuttgart
1994 8,735Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Eduard Hämäläinen  (BLR) Götzis
1995 8,695Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA) Gothenburg
1996 8,824Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA) Atlanta
1997 8,837Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Dvořák  (CZE) Athens
1998 8,755Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA) Uniondale
1999 8,994Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Dvořák  (CZE) Prague
2000 8,900Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Dvořák  (CZE) Götzis
2001 9,026Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE) Götzis
2002 8,800Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE) Götzis
2003 8,807Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE) Götzis
2004 8,893Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE) Athens
2005 8,732Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA) Helsinki
2006 8,677Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA) Götzis
2007 8,697Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE) Kladno
2008 8,832Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA) Eugene
2009 8,790Flag of the United States.svg  Trey Hardee  (USA) Berlin
20108,483Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA) Götzis
20118,729Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA) Eugene
20129,039Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA) Eugene
20138,809Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA) Moscow
20148,616Flag of Belarus.svg  Andrei Krauchanka  (BLR) Zürich
20159,045Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA) Beijing
20168,893Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA) Rio de Janeiro
20178,768Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA) London
20189,126Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA) Talence
20198,711Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN) Götzis
20208,552Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA) Saint-Paul
20218,995Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN) Götzis

National records

NR's equal or superior to 8,000 pts:

ScoreNationAthleteDatePlace
9,126Flag of France.svg  France Kevin Mayer September 15–16, 2018 Talence
9,045Flag of the United States.svg  United States Ashton Eaton August 28–29, 2015 Beijing
9,026Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Roman Šebrle April 26–27, 2001 Götzis
8,995Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Damian Warner May 29–30, 2021 Götzis
8,847Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Daley Thompson August 8–9, 1984 Los Angeles
8,832Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Jürgen Hingsen June 8–9, 1984 Mannheim
8,815Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Erki Nool August 6–7, 2001 Edmonton
8,735Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Eduard Hämäläinen May 28–29, 1994 Götzis
8,730Flag of Finland.svg  Finland August 5–6, 1997 Athens
8,725Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Dmitriy Karpov August 23–24, 2004 Athens
8,709Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Aleksandr Apaychev June 2–3, 1984 Neubrandenburg
8,698Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Grigoriy Degtyaryev June 21–22, 1984 Kyiv
8,654Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Leonel Suárez July 3–4, 2009 Havana
8,644Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Maurice Smith August 31 – September 1, 2007 Osaka
8,573Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Jón Arnar Magnússon May 30–31, 1998 Götzis
8,566Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Sebastian Chmara May 16–17, 1998 Murcia
8,554Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Attila Zsivoczky June 3–4, 2000 Götzis
8,539Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada Lindon Victor May 11–12, 2017 Columbia
8,539Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Eelco Sintnicolaas May 27–28, 2017 Götzis
8,526Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Francisco Javier Benet May 16–17, 1998 Murcia
8,521Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Larbi Bouraada August 17–18, 2016 Rio de Janeiro
8,519Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Hans Van Alphen May 26–27, 2012 Götzis
8,492Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Ashley Moloney December 19–20, 2020 Brisbane
8,445Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Ramil Ganiyev August 5–6, 1997 Athens
8,437Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Rišardas Malachovskis July 1–2, 1988 Minsk
8,406Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Nicklas Wiberg August 19–20, 2009 Berlin
8,398Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Willem Coertzen May 30–31, 2015 Götzis
8,393Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Carlos Chinin June 7–8, 2013 São Paulo
8,359Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Simon Poelman March 21–22, 1987 Christchurch
8,334Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Stephan Niklaus July 2–3, 1983 Lausanne
8,320Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Gernot Kellermayr May 29–30, 1993 Götzis
8,312Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Edgars Eriņš May 26–27, 2011 Valmiera
8,308Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Keisuke Ushiro May 31 – June 1, 2014 Nagano
8,291 A Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Tito Steiner June 22–23, 1983 Provo
8,290Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Qi Haifeng May 28–29, 2005 Götzis
8,288Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Valeriy Kachanov June 20–21, 1980 Moscow
8,275Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Mihail Dudaš August 10–11, 2013 Moscow
8,238Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico Ayden Owens May 14–15, 2021 Champaign
8,228Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Martin Roe April 27–28, 2018 Florence
8,213Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Mário Aníbal June 30 – July 1, 2001 Kaunas
8,206Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Yang Chuan-Kwang April 27–28, 1963 Walnut
8,199Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Atanas Andonov June 20–21, 1981 Sofia
8,169Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Beniamino Poserina October 5–6, 1996 Formia
8,069Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Prodromos Korkizoglou July 1–2, 2000 Ibach
8,065Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Gonzalo Barroilhet April 19–20, 2012 Charlottesville
8,048Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Geormi Jaramillo May 4–5, 2018 Barquisimeto
8,023Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Hamdi Dhouibi August 9–10, 2005 Helsinki

Junior (under-20) Decathlon bests

EventRecordScoreAthleteNationDateMeetPlaceAgeRef
100 m 10.51 (-0.3 m/s)973 pts Ashley Moloney Flag of Australia (converted).svg AustraliaJuly 10, 2018 World Junior Championships Flag of Finland.svg Tampere, Finland18 years, 119 days [39]
Long jump
Shot put
(6 kg)
High jump
400 m 46.86965 pts Ashley Moloney Flag of Australia (converted).svg AustraliaJuly 10, 2018 World Junior Championships Flag of Finland.svg Tampere, Finland18 years, 119 days [40]
110 m hurdles
(0.99 m)
Discus throw
(1.750 kg)
Pole vault
Javelin throw 71.59 m914 pts Niklas Kaul Flag of Germany.svg GermanyJuly 20, 2016 World Junior Championships Flag of Poland.svg Bydgoszcz, Poland18 years, 160 days [41]
1500 m
World Junior record 8435 pts Niklas Kaul Flag of Germany.svg GermanyJuly 22–23, 2017 European U20 Championships Flag of Italy.svg Grosseto, Italy19 years, 162 days [42]
100m (wind)Long jump (wind)Shot putHigh jump400m110H (wind)DiscusPole vaultJavelin1500m
11.48 (-1.3 m/s)7.20 m (+1.6 m/s)15.37 m2.05 m48.4214.55 (-0.2 m/s)48.49 m4.70 m68.05 m4:15.52

Other multiple event contests

Notes

  1. wind information missing for formal ranking
  2. wind information missing for formal ranking
  3. Jenner is now known as Caitlyn due to gender transition in 2015. [38]

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