Decathlon Athletes

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 1 Jim Thorpe

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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
Died: March 28, 1953

Jim Thorpe was an American athlete who was counted among the most versatile athletes of the modern era. Jim Thorpe won two gold medals at the 1912 Olympics and became the first Native American to give the United States an Olympic gold. He also played American football, professional baseball, and basketball. He was memorialized in the 1951 film Jim Thorpe – All-American.

 2 Woody Strode

Woody Strode.
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: July 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 31, 1994

One of the first Black football players of the NFL, Woody Strode was also a talented decathlete. He had dabbled in professional wrestling, too, but later gained fame solely for his film roles, such as that of gladiator Draba in Spartacus, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination.

 3 Fanny Blankers-Koen

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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lage Vuursche, Netherlands
Died: January 25, 2004

 4 Avery Brundage

Avery Brundage.
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Famous As: Sports Administrator
Birthdate: September 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 8, 1975

Avery Brundage was an American track and field athlete who took part in the 1912 Summer Olympics, competing in the decathlon and pentathlon events. He went on to become an influential figure in the Olympic movement and served as the president of the IOC for two decades. Avery Brundage is remembered for his involvement with Berlin 1936 and Munich 1972. 

 5 Bob Mathias

Bob Mathias.
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: November 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tulare, California, United States
Died: September 2, 2006

 6 Maicel Uibo

Maicel Uibo
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Famous As: Decathlete
Birthdate: December 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Põlva, Estonia
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 7 Bob Richards

Bob Richards
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States
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 8 Erki Nool

Erki Nool
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Võru, Estonia
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 9 Yang Chuan-kwang

Yang Chuan-kwang
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Famous As: Olympic Decathlete
Birthdate: July 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taitung, Taiwan
Died: January 27, 2007

 10 Ku Chin-shui

Ku Chin-shui
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Famous As: Decathlete, Pole vaulter
Birthdate: January 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hualien City, Taiwan
Died: May 25, 2016
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 11 Gaston Médécin

Gaston Médécin
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Famous As: Athletic
Birthdate: January 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: March 9, 1983

 12 Eugene Luther Vidal

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Famous As: Aviator, Basketball player
Birthdate: April 13, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison, South Dakota, United States
Died: February 20, 1969
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 13 Ashley Moloney

Ashley Moloney
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 13, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Ashley Moloney is an Australian track and field athlete who competes predominantly in the decathlon event. Moloney won the gold medal at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Tampere. In 2021, Ashley Moloney became the first Australian athlete to win an Olympic medal in the decathlon event when he secured the bronze medal for his country in Tokyo.

List of famous decathlon athletes, including trivia and interesting facts on their lives.
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