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Tom Pappas

Tom Pappas About Track & field decathlete who competed at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and won the gold medal at the 2003 World Championships. Other Informations He was a student at the University of Tennessee, where he became the 1999 NCAA champion. He came in fifth at the 2000 Olympic decathlon, but failed to …

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Rafer Johnson

Rafer Johnson About American Olympic decathlete who won gold in the 1960 Rome Olympics and silver in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He later became a film actor. Other Informations Although he was the only African-American kid in town, he was voted class president in his junior and senior year. He went to UCLA, played for …

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Glenn Morris

Glenn Morris About American decathlon champion at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin who later came to play Tarzan in Hollywood. Other Informations A superb athlete in high school, his performance at the 1936 games mesmerized German chancellor Adolf Hitler and Germany’s propagandist filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. His Olympic success got him a ticker-tape-parade welcoming back to …

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Dean Macey

Dean Macey About Decathlete who competed in and won the Commonwealth Games once and earned two World Championship medals during his 1995-2008 career. He also finished in fourth at both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games in the event.  Other Informations He began his career in athletics in various track and field events. He later …

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Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien About American decathlete who won an Olympic Gold medal in 1996, as well as titles at the World Championships in Athletics. Other Informations He attended the University of Idaho where he participated in track and field. He set a world record for the fastest game of hopscotch on Chelsea Piers in 2009. He …

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Daley Thompson

Daley Thompson About British decathlete who won two Olympic gold medals in 1980 in Moscow and in 1984 in Los Angeles and set four world records. Other Informations At the age of 12, he lost his father after a shooting killed him. He has been called the greatest decathlete of all time and the greatest …

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Bryan Clay

Bryan Clay About American Olympian who won gold in the decathlon in the 2008 Summer Olympics, as well as silver in the 2004 Olympics. Other Informations He was a member of the Azusa Pacific University track and field team. He also won 2 World Indoor Championship gold medals in the Heptathlon. He married Sarah Smith …

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Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton About American decathlete who won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He broke world records in both the decathlon and heptathlon events. Other Informations He earned the Division I field athlete of the year award in 2009, while competing for the University of Oregon. He also won a gold medal at …