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  • Decathlon trivia

    Which Olympic champion in an event other than decathlon had the best decathlon PB ?
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

  • #2
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    Bob Richards ?

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    • #3
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      want to make sure I understand the question; is it: what OG champ in another event has the best-ever Decathlon score ? If so, I will stick with Richards. If this is not the question, please clarify.

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      • #4
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        ..

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        • #5
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          I'm going to guess Guy Drut.

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          • #6
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            but Drut never had a WR; or did he have a hand timed one...

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            • #7
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              >but Drut never had a WR; or did he have a hand timed one...

              oops scratch that, it said OG champ, not WR holder. Sorry.

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              • #8
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                Al Joyner? Olympic Triple Jump Champion, and I know he also made some good attempts at the Dec. I don't know his best score though.

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                • #9
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                  Martin Lauer

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                  • #10
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                    Steve: yes, the question is what you think it is.

                    Actually, I have to admit I'm not sure if my answer is correct... The guy I'm thinking of had a PB of 7692 on the current tables, it could be that that's not the best... I'm pretty sure Richards and Lauer didn't have better scores, though.
                    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                    • #11
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                      The "real" answer is Guy Drut, with a 7524 for 9 events. Huh? He had a PR (old tables) of 7565 in '70; after winning in Montréal he went to Talence in September. In addition to a decathlon-record 13.5 flight of hurdles he jumped 24-9 3/4, 6-7 1/4 and 16-1.

                      He only needed to run something like 5:10 to break 8000 points but DNFed after getting cramps and experiencing Achilles soreness. The T&FN story at the time noted that he was still a smoker at that point in his career and was exhausted 15 minutes after he collapsed.

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                      • #12
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                        Not true - Drut only scored 7261 in Talence in 76 (or maybe it was 7500+ on old tables...) Anyway, whatever he was really worth, his PB isn't better than the guy I have in mind.
                        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                        • #13
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                          Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz....?

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                          • #14
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                            Yes, Kozakiewicz is the one I meant. I'm still not sure 7692 is the best score ever by a non-decathlon Olympic champ, though... Awaiting your input...
                            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                            • #15
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                              >Yes, Kozakiewicz is the one I meant. I'm still not sure 7692 is the best score
                              >ever by a non-decathlon Olympic champ, though... Awaiting your input...



                              It most probably is. My guess is that hurdles, jumps, and vault specialists would be ideally suited to scoring high in the decathlon. I'll try and research into it a bit more, but Kozakiewicz's score will be tough to beat!

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