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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Woody Strode
(One of the First Black American Players in the National Football League in the Postwar Era)
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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.

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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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Fanny Blankers-Koen
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Birthdate: April 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lage Vuursche, Netherlands
Died: January 25, 2004
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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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Maicel Uibo
(Decathlete)
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Birthdate: December 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Põlva, Estonia
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Bob Mathias
(Athlete)
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Birthdate: November 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tulare, California, United States
Died: September 2, 2006
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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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Ashley Moloney
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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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Bob Richards
(Athlete)
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Birthdate: February 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States
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Sasha Zhoya
(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))
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Birthdate: June 25, 2002
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia
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Ivona Dadic
(Track and field athlete who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's heptathlon event)
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Birthdate: December 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wels, Austria
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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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Yang Chuan-kwang
(Olympic Decathlete)
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Birthdate: July 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taitung, Taiwan
Died: January 27, 2007
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Ku Chin-shui
(Decathlete, Pole vaulter)
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Birthdate: January 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hualien City, Taiwan
Died: May 25, 2016
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Steve Mesler
(Bobsledder, Athletics competitor)
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Birthdate: August 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
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Liston Bochette
(Internationally recognized athlete, artist and civic leader)
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Birthdate: June 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
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Dominic Johnson
(Retired pole vaulter)
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Birthdate: October 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Lucia
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Gaston Médécin
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Birthdate: January 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: March 9, 1983
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