Decathlon Athletes

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Ashton Eaton
(Retired American Decathlete and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
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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.

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Dan O'Brien
(Former Decathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
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Birthdate: July 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Kevin Mayer
(French Decathlete)
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Birthdate: February 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Argenteuil, France
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Damian Warner
(Canadian Decathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
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Birthdate: November 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

Canadian track and field athlete and decathlon expert Damian Warner is an Olympic gold medalist, a World Indoor champion, and a 2-time Pan American Games champion. He is also the fourth decathlete to score more than 9,000 points and has created records in hurdles and long jump.

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Bryan Clay
(Decathlete Who Was the 2008 Summer Olympic Champion for the Decathlon)
Bryan Clay
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Birthdate: January 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Daley Thompson
(British Former Decathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
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Birthdate: July 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom

Daley Thompson is a British former athlete who specialized in decathlon. He has won gol medals in decathlon at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics. He also broke the world record for decathlon on four occasions. He also won three Commonwealth titles and is regarded as the greatest decathlete ever. 

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Dave Johnson
(Former Olympic Decathlete)
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Birthdate: April 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, United States
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Maicel Uibo
(Decathlete)
Maicel Uibo
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Birthdate: December 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Põlva, Estonia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Pierce Lepage
(Canadian Track Athlete Who Competes in the Decathlon)
Pierce Lepage
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Birthdate: January 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Whitby, Canada
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Dean Macey
(English Athlete Best Known for Competing in the Decathlon)
Dean Macey
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Birthdate: December 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rochford, Essex, England
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Niklas Kaul
(German Decathlete)
Niklas Kaul
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Birthdate: February 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Trey Hardee
(Retired Silver Medalist in the Decathlon at the London 2012 Olympics.)
Trey Hardee
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Birthdate: February 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Garrett Scantling
(American Decathlete)
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Birthdate: May 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jurgen Hingsen
(Former West German Decathlete)
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Birthdate: January 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Roman Šebrle
(Czech Decathlete)
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Birthdate: November 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lanškroun, Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ashley Moloney
(First Australian Decathlete to Win an Olympic Medal)
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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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Mike Smith
(Canadian Decathlete)
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Birthdate: September 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Ayden Owens-Delerme
(Puerto Rican Decathlete)
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Birthdate: May 28, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tomáš Dvořák
(Retired Athlete Who Competed in the Decathlon and Heptathlon)
Tomáš Dvořák
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Birthdate: May 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zlín, Czech Republic
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Kyle Garland
(Decathlete)
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Birthdate: May 28, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Zachery Ziemek
(American Decathlete)
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Birthdate: February 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Itasca, Illinois, United States
Height: 3'3" (99 cm)
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Kai Kazmirek
(German Decathlete)
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Birthdate: January 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Torgau, Germany
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Tom Pappas
(American Track & Field Decathlete)
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Birthdate: September 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Azalea, Oregon, United States
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Erki Nool
(Estonian Former Athlete Who Specialized in Decathlon)
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Birthdate: June 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Võru, Estonia

Erki Nool is an Estonian former athlete who specialized in decathlon. He is best known for winning a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. The following year, he won a silver medal at the World Championships in Edmonton. Erki Nool has also won gold medals at the European Championships and European Indoor Championships.

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Andrei Krauchanka
(Belarusian Decathlete)
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Birthdate: January 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Myshanka, Belarus
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Rafer Johnson
(American Decathlete and Actor)
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Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hillsboro, Texas, United States
Died: December 2, 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Ilya Shkurenyov
(Russian Decathlete)
Ilya Shkurenyov
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Birthdate: January 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Leonel Suárez
(Cuban Decathlete)
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Birthdate: September 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Holguin, Cuba
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Rico Freimuth
(German Decathlete)
Rico Freimuth
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Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Dmitriy Karpov
(Kazakhstani Decathlete)
Dmitriy Karpov
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Birthdate: July 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Bob Mathias
(American Decathlete and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
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Birthdate: November 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tulare, California, United States
Died: September 2, 2006
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Arthur Abele
(German Decathlete)
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Birthdate: July 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mutlangen, Germany
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Chris Huffins
(Former Decathlete Who Won Bronze Medals at the 2000 Olympics)
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Birthdate: April 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 3'3" (99 cm)
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Avery Brundage
(5th President of the International Olympic Committee)
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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. 

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Frank Busemann
(Former German Decathlete)
Frank Busemann
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Birthdate: February 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Recklinghausen, Germany
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Eduard Hämäläinen
(Retired Decathlete Who Competed for Finland and Belarus)
Eduard Hämäläinen
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Birthdate: January 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Robert Změlík
(Czech Decathlete)
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Birthdate: April 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechia
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Attila Zsivoczky
(Hungarian Decathlete)
Attila Zsivoczky
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Birthdate: April 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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Siegfried Wentz
(German Decathlete)
Siegfried Wentz
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Birthdate: March 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Röthenbach bei Sankt Wolfgang, Germany
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Eugene Luther Vidal
(Aviator, Basketball player)
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Birthdate: April 13, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison, South Dakota, United States
Died: February 20, 1969
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Maurice Smith
(Gold Medelist Athlete Who Broke the Pan American Games Decathlon Record in 2007)
Maurice Smith
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Birthdate: September 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Steve Fritz
(American Retired Decathlete)
Steve Fritz
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Birthdate: November 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salina, Kansas, United States
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Michael Schrader
(German Decathlete)
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Birthdate: July 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany
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Eelco Sintnicolaas
(Dutch Track and Field Athlete)
Eelco Sintnicolaas
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Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jón Arnar Magnússon
(Former Icelandic Decathlete)
Jón Arnar Magnússon
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Birthdate: July 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Selfoss, Iceland
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Pascal Behrenbruch
(German Decathlete)
Pascal Behrenbruch
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Birthdate: January 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Offenbach, Germany
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Yang Chuan-kwang
(Olympic Decathlete)
Yang Chuan-kwang
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Birthdate: July 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taitung, Taiwan
Died: January 27, 2007
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Austra Skujytė
(Lithuanian Athlete)
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Birthdate: August 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Biržai, Lithuania
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ku Chin-shui
(Decathlete, Pole vaulter)
Ku Chin-shui
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Birthdate: January 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hualien City, Taiwan
Died: May 25, 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Sebastian Chmara
(Polish Decathlete)
Sebastian Chmara
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Birthdate: November 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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