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Decathlon, Men

Date28 – 29 September 1988
StatusOlympic
LocationOl-lim-pik Ju-gyeong-gi-jang, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Participants39 from 26 countries
FormatScoring by 1985 point tables.

Two-time defending champion Daley Thompson was back, but was no longer the favorite. In 1987 he finished ninth at the World Championships, his first loss since 1978. He was also injured in 1988, but managed to compete at Seoul. With his form down, West Germany’s Jürgen Hingsen, a three-time world record holder, but Alydar to Thompson’s Affirmed, was thought to have a chance to win his first major international championship. In the first event, the 100 metres, that possibility ended when Hingsen false started three times! He was disqualified from the 100, and withdrew, his chance of winning gone. Thompson, a top sprinter, won the 100. But the lead after day one went to East German Christian Schenk. France’s Christian Plaziat moved ahead after the 110 hurdles, but Schenk placed second in the discus and took the lead for good after that event. He won the gold medal by 89 points over his teammate Torsten Voss, with Canadian Dave Steen winning the bronze medal. Daley Thompson placed fourth, ending his Olympic and decathlon career.

PosNrAthleteNOCPoints100 metresLong JumpShot PutHigh Jump400 metres110 metres HurdlesDiscus ThrowPole VaultJavelin Throw1,500 metres
1476Christian SchenkGDR848811.257.4315.482.2748.9015.1349.284.7061.324:28.95Gold
2483Torsten VossGDR839910.877.4514.971.9747.7114.4644.365.1061.764:33.02Silver
3179Dave SteenCAN832811.187.4414.201.9748.2914.8143.665.2064.164:23.20Bronze
4457Daley ThompsonGBR830610.627.3815.022.0349.0614.7244.804.9064.044:45.11
5346Christian PlaziatFRA827210.837.6213.582.1248.3414.1843.064.9052.184:34.07
6319Alain BlondelFRA826811.027.4312.921.9747.4414.4041.205.2057.464:16.64
71076Tim BrightUSA821611.187.0514.122.0649.3414.3941.685.7061.604:51.20
8510Rob de WitNED818911.056.9515.342.0048.2114.3641.324.8063.004:25.86
91097Dave JohnsonUSA818011.157.1214.522.0349.1514.6642.364.9066.464:29.62
101065Pavel TarnovetskyURS816711.237.2815.251.9748.6014.7648.025.2059.484:52.24
11301Petri KeskitaloFIN814310.947.5615.341.9749.9414.2541.864.8066.644:55.89
12936Beat GähwilerSUI811411.187.3414.481.9449.0215.1142.464.7065.844:16.74
13533Dezső SzabóHUN809311.027.2912.922.0648.2314.9639.545.0056.804:17.85
14178Mike SmithCAN808310.997.3713.611.9747.8314.7043.884.3066.544:28.97
1548Simon ShirleyAUS803611.037.4514.201.9748.8415.4441.684.7064.004:27.48
16819Simon PoelmanNZL802111.097.0814.512.0349.8914.7843.204.9057.184:28.54
17956Mikael OlanderSWE786911.466.7516.072.0051.2816.0650.664.8072.805:02.42
18463Uwe FreimuthGDR786011.577.0015.601.9449.8415.0446.664.9060.204:46.04
19234Lars WarmingDEN785911.077.0413.411.9447.9714.4940.384.8051.504:22.41
20975Roman HrabaňTCH778110.897.0715.841.7949.6814.9445.324.9060.485:06.68
2162Georg WerthnerAUT775311.527.3613.931.9449.9915.6438.824.6067.044:26.42
22938Christian GuglerSUI774511.497.0213.802.0350.6015.2239.084.7060.924:21.93
23276Antonio PeñalverESP774311.387.0814.312.0050.2414.9746.344.4055.684:32.68
24432Alex KrugerGBR762311.306.9713.232.1549.9815.3838.724.6054.344:37.84
251004Lee Fu-AnTPE757911.007.2313.152.0349.7314.9638.064.5052.824:45.57
26250Santiago MelladoESA751711.336.8311.632.0648.3715.3937.524.6055.424:30.07
27942Severin MoserSUI750211.106.9812.691.8548.6315.1338.044.7049.524:21.90
28989Věroslav ValentaTCH744211.517.0114.171.9451.1615.1845.844.6056.285:03.17
29553Carlos O'ConnellIRL731011.266.9012.411.8848.2415.6138.024.4052.684:32.06
30448Greg RichardsGBR723711.507.0912.941.8249.2715.5642.324.5053.504:53.85
31201Gong GuohuaCHN723111.436.2213.981.9151.2515.8846.184.6057.844:54.99
32293Albert MillerFIJ701611.476.4312.331.9450.3015.0038.724.0057.264:53.72
33695Lee Gwang-IkKOR691711.577.1910.271.9150.7116.2034.364.1054.944:29.98
34783Dambar KuwarNEP533912.125.839.711.7052.3217.0527.102.8039.104:41.24
AC1042Valter KülvetURS11.317.1415.292.0050.62DNF
AC1099Gary KinderUSA11.317.0014.891.9751.79DNF
AC245Fidel SolórzanoECU11.016.7911.761.88DNF
AC1025Aleksandr ApaychevURSDNF
AC371Jürgen HingsenFRGDNF