Decathlon Athletes

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 1 Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States
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 Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton
Famous As: Decathlete
Birthdate: January 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

Two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton began his international career in 2008, winning his first international medal, a silver, at the 2011 World Championships. In the following year, he won two gold medals, one in Heptathlon at the World Indoor Championships and the other in Decathlon in London Olympic Games, defending his Olympic title four years later in Rio de Janeiro.

 3 Woody Strode

Woody Strode
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.

 4 Fanny Blankers-Koen

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

 5 Avery Brundage

Avery Brundage
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. 

 6 Damian Warner

Damian Warner
Famous As: Track and field athlete
Birthdate: November 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
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 7 Maicel Uibo

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

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

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

 10 Ashley Moloney

Ashley Moloney
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.

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 11 Bob Richards

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

 12 Sasha Zhoya

Sasha Zhoya
Famous As: Current holder of three World U18 Best Performances (110 m hurdles, Pole vault and 60 m hurdles), and two World U20 Record (60 m hurdles, 110 m hurdles)
Birthdate: June 25, 2002
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia
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 13 Erki Nool

Erki Nool
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Võru, Estonia

 14 Yang Chuan-kwang

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

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

 16 Gaston Médécin

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

Dominic Johnson
Famous As: Retired pole vaulter
Birthdate: October 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Lucia
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