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Decathlon, Men

Date25 – 26 July 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationBolshaya arena, Tsentralny stadion imeni V.I. Lenina, Moskva
Participants21 from 12 countries
FormatScoring by 1962/1977 point tables.

Daley Thompson competed at the 1976 Olympics when only an 18-year-old, and he finished coincidentally in 18th place. But by the 1980 Olympics he had established himself as the world’s top decathlete. He won the 1978 Commonwealth Games and European Junior Championship and was runner-up at the 1978 European Championships. Thompson’s favorite status was greatly helped when three of his main competitors could not compete at Moskva. Soviet Aleksandr Grebenyuk, who had won the 1978 Europeans, was injured. The defending silver medalist and world-record holder Guido Kratschmer and American champion Bob Coffman, ranked #1 in the world in 1979, were held out because of the American-led boycott of the Olympics. Although on world-record pace on the first day, cold, rainy weather on the second hampered Thompson’s record chances. With the record out of reach he coasted in the 1,500 but still won easily, with two Soviets, Yury Kutsenko and Sergey Zhelanov, taking the silver and bronze medals.

PosNrAthleteNOCPointsPoints (1985 Auto Tables)100 metresLong JumpShot PutHigh Jump400 metres110 metres HurdlesDiscus ThrowPole VaultJavelin Throw1,500 metres
1287Daley ThompsonGBR8495852210.628.0015.182.0848.0114.4742.244.7064.164:39.9Gold
2712Yury KutsenkoURS8331836911.197.7414.502.0848.6715.0439.864.9068.084:22.6Silver
3749Sergey ZhelanovURS8135813511.407.6014.172.1849.2714.8342.804.6057.304:27.5Bronze
436Georg WerthnerAUT8050808411.447.2713.452.0349.2615.0838.144.8573.664:23.4
537Sepp ZeilbauerAUT8007798911.297.1415.312.0350.9114.8044.004.5064.864:30.6
6538Dariusz LudwigPOL7978797211.357.5113.322.0850.5515.3845.824.8058.384:29.7
783Atanas AndonovBUL7927788711.386.8615.592.0050.3614.8347.624.7053.544:29.2
8306Steffen GrummtGDR7892784011.356.8616.151.9449.3914.8248.564.3055.244:30.2
9201Esa JokinenFIN7826779311.407.2714.122.0649.0615.6240.484.2067.384:34.4
10551Janusz SzczerkowskiPOL7822779411.227.3814.062.0049.6414.5744.744.9045.224:44.9
11205Johannes LahtiFIN7765772511.327.2014.282.0350.0615.1442.444.6056.944:44.0
12616Stephan NiklausSUI7762772111.176.9314.291.9749.7414.9642.184.3066.544:44.9
1319Peter HadfieldAUS7709765811.047.3613.341.8548.4015.1845.084.4056.124:44.7
14105Razvigor YankovBUL7624757211.266.6116.281.8550.3715.6948.024.6058.124:51.2
15272Brad McStravickGBR7616753710.976.7413.531.9148.8015.2339.464.3057.984:31.0
16591Columba BlangoSLE5080521411.406.4010.001.8553.4815.4523.0836.205:22.9
AC525Miro RonacPER11.886.7212.601.9152.4517.1946.424.4056.34DNF
AC705Valeriu CaceanovURS11.227.6514.702.0848.6714.4046.02DNF
AC422Sandro BroginiITA11.417.3313.022.0650.9715.2139.54DNF
AC323Rainer PottelGDR11.1614.32DNF
AC336Siegfried StarkGDR11.277.00DNF