Olympics
List of all Olympics Men's Decathlon winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Men's Decathlon

Introduced in the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games, decathlon event comprises four track and six field events, the total of ten events. Competitions part of decathlon are 100 meter sprint, # 110 meter hurdles, 400 meter event, 1500 meter event, Long jump, High jump, Shot put, Discus throw, Javelin throw and Pole vault. Decathlon for women is not held in the Olympics.

Rules and Regulations
  • An athlete is given three chances per event in discus throw, javelin throw, high jump and shop put events.
  • The initial height in high jump and pole vault events is set by the International Association of Athletics or the IAAF experts.
  • The 110 meter hurdle event is usually held in adjacent lanes.
  • Athletes are barred from obstructing fellow athletes. At the commitment of the offence his points are detected. If the offence is a serious one, he is disqualified.
  • An interval must be provided between two events. Usually, at the Olympics, the interval provided is of 30 minutes.
  • A point table has to be maintained to score the athletes' performances in the ten events.
  • Winner of decathlon is the athlete who has accumulated most point in the event.
  • For decathlon event, an athlete has to participate in all the ten events. If an athlete does not play in any of the event, he is disqualified.
  • IAAF approved timing devices should be used for measurement of time.
  • A steel tape is used to take measurement in javelin throw, discus and shot put events.
Dominating Country
Players of the United States have been dominating in the event of decathlon.

Top Performers
Athletes excelling in the decathlon event at the Olympics are Christian Schenk, Daley Thompson, Bruce Jenner, Nikolai Viktorovich Avilov, Bill Toomey, Willi Holdorf, Roman Sebrle, Erki Nool, Paavo Yrjola, Tomas Dvorak, Harold Osborn, Helge Lovland, Jim Thorpe, Dan O'Brien, Robert Zmelik, Rafer Johnson, Milt Campbell, Bob Mathias, Bryan Clay, Glenn Morris, James Bausch and Siegfried Wentz.

Men's Decathlon Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Jim Thorpe, Hugo Wieslander
United States, Sweden
Charles Lomberg
Sweden
Gosta Holmer
Sweden
1920 Helge Løvland
Norway
Brutus Hamilton
United States
Bertil Ohlson
Sweden
1924 Harold Osborn
United States
Emerson Norton
United States
Aleksander Klumberg
Estonia
1928 Paavo Yrjölä
Finland
Akilles Järvinen
Finland
Ken Doherty
United States
1932 James Bausch
United States
Akilles Järvinen
Finland
Wolrad Eberle
Germany
1936 Glenn MORRIS
United States
Robert Hyatt CLARK
United States
Jack PARKER
United States
1948 Bob Mathias
United States

Floyd Simmons
United States
1952 Bob Mathias
United States
Milt Campbell
United States
Floyd Simmons
United States
1956 Milt Campbell
United States
Rafer Johnson
United States
Vasili Kuznetsov
Soviet Union
1960 Rafer JOHNSON
United States
Yang Chuan-kwang
Chinese Taipei
Vasili Kuznetsov
Soviet Union
1964 Willi HOLDORF
United Team Of Germany
Rein Aun
Soviet Union
Hans-Joachim WALDE
United Team Of Germany
1968 Bill Toomey
United States
Hans-Joachim WALDE
West Germany
Kurt BENDLIN
West Germany
1972 Mykola Avilov
Soviet Union
Leonid Lytvynenko
Soviet Union
Ryszard Katus
Poland
1976 Bruce Jenner[a]
United States
Guido Kratschmer
West Germany
Mykola Avilov
Soviet Union
1980 Daley Thompson
Great Britain
Yuriy Kutsenko
Soviet Union
Sergei Zhelanov
Soviet Union
1984 Daley Thompson
Great Britain
Jürgen Hingsen
West Germany
Siegfried Wentz
West Germany
1988 Christian SCHENK
East Germany
Torsten Voss
East Germany
Dave Steen
Canada
1992 Robert Zmelík
Czechoslovakia
Antonio Peñalver
Spain
Dave Johnson
United States
1996 Dan O'Brien
United States
Frank Busemann
Germany
Tomáš Dvorák
Czech Republic
2000 Erki Nool
Estonia
Roman Šebrle
Czech Republic
Chris Huffins
United States
2004 Roman Šebrle
Czech Republic
Bryan Clay
United States
Dmitriy Karpov
Kazakhstan
2008 Bryan Clay
United States
Andrei Krauchanka
Belarus
Leonel Suárez
Cuba
2012 Ashton Eaton
United States

Leonel Suárez
Cuba
2016 Ashton Eaton
United States
Kévin Mayer
France
Damian Warner
Canada