Individual Athletes that competed in the decathlon


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Re: Individual Athletes that competed in the decathlon

Postby dbirds » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:22 am

Anyone have marks for Potgeither?

Another hurdler Ladji Doucoure: 7794 Arles 10/06/2001
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Re: Individual Athletes that competed in the decathlon

Postby BusterZanga » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:48 pm

Don Shy. World Ranked 9th in the decathlon in 1965 and 2nd in the high hurdles in 1966. Later shared the Chicago Bears backfield with Roger Sayers' (World Ranked in the 100/200 in 1962) kid brother Gale (24'11¾" LJ in 1961 as prep).
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Re: Individual Athletes that competed in the decathlon

Postby dbirds » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:08 am

As of now, I have 2 athletes that ranked as an individual event (Oldfield and Gutowski) that did compete in the decathlon and were not "real decathletes". Shy, Pratt and Shinnick all had US rankings in the decathlon meaning they trained in the decathlon too and would not necessarily count as pure individual athletes. Although all 3 deserve credit for their amazing dual performances.
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Re: Individual Athletes that competed in the decathlon

Postby BusterZanga » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:38 am

Can't stop my robot. Joel Shankle: NCAA LJ champ and AAU 3rd in the decathlon in 1955, OG HH bronze in 1956.
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Re: Individual Athletes that competed in the decathlon

Postby Powell » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:31 am

Aleksandr Averbukh was the European U23 champion in the decathlon, and had a PB of 8084 set in 1997 (with 5.60 in PV).
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Re: Individual Athletes that competed in the decathlon

Postby dbirds » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:06 pm

Best "non-decathlete" decathlon scores:
WESSING HJ 8105
AVERBUKH PV 8084
DOUCOURE 110H 7794
KOZAKIEWICZ PV 7692
LADEJO 400 7633
CARDENAS 400 7614
RAMON KAJU HJ 7608

Pre1985 Tables
DRUT 110H 7565
LAUER 110H 7478

Best by event:
KOMAR SHOT PUT 6636
RIEDEL DISCUS 6087
BLANK JAVELIN 7651
WESSING HJ 8105
AVERBUKH PV 8084
DOUCOURE 110H 7794
CARISTAN 400H 7570
LADEJO 400 7633
DESRUELLES 100/200 7217
JIMMERSON 5000/1000 4059

If you count either of these in shot put and/or discus
HUBACHER at 7405
FABER at 7587

I didnt count Bright in PV as he competed in decathlon full-time. I'm not sure what standard to differentiate decathletes from non decathletes. 5 competitions? 10? I kinda of went with my knowledge here but I am very open to change.
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Re: Individual Athletes that competed in the decathlon

Postby Powell » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:47 pm

dbirds wrote:I didnt count Bright in PV as he competed in decathlon full-time.


You could say Averbukh was a full-time decathlete early in his career, too. Even Ladji Doucoure at 19 chose decathlon rather than 110H as the event to compete in at the Euro Juniors, so he might have considered himself primarily a multi-eventer at that point.
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Re: Individual Athletes that competed in the decathlon

Postby dbirds » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:41 pm

I've read before that Rudisha and Schult have competed in the deca. Anyone have any documented scores for either?
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Re: Individual Athletes that competed in the decathlon

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:02 pm

Didn't Paul Cummings (5k,10k) have a superior mark to Jimmerson (4,000)?
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