2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

Decathlon, heptathlon

Ashton Eaton

Date of birth

1988-01-21

Birthplace

Portland

Height

185 cm

Weight

82.0 kg

World records

  • 5 (decathlon, heptathlon)

Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • Decathlon: 1st (2012)

World Championships (3 medals: 2 gold, 1 silver)

  • Decathlon: 1st (2013, 2015), 2nd (2011)

World Indoor Championships (3 medals: 3 gold)

  • Heptathlon: 1st (2012, 2014, 2016)

The king of the decathlon

Reigning Olympic and two-time defending world champion (2013, 2015), Ashton Eaton is the undisputed king of the decathlon.

At 28, the American world record holder (9,045 points) is widely considered the greatest combined-event athlete of all time. It is hard to see anyone denying him another gold in Rio.

As a youngster, Eaton tried his hand at various sports before settling on athletics. He began to compete in the decathlon in 2008, although his records in long jump (8.23m) and 400m (45.00) prove that he could have excelled in individual disciplines.

In March 2016, Eaton (heptathlon) and his wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton (pentathlon) became the first married couple to win golds at the same world championships, in his home city of Portland, Oregon.

Results

Men's Decathlon

Men's Decathlon8893
2Men's Decathlon, 100m10.46
2Men's Decathlon, 100m, Heat 410.46
1Men's Decathlon, Long Jump7.94
1Men's Decathlon, Long Jump, Group A7.94
10Men's Decathlon, Shot Put14.73
6Men's Decathlon, Shot Put, Group A14.73
18Men's Decathlon, High Jump2.01
6Men's Decathlon, High Jump, Group B2.01
1Men's Decathlon, 400m46.07
1Men's Decathlon, 400m, Heat 446.07
2Men's Decathlon, 110m Hurdles13.80
2Men's Decathlon, 110m Hurdles, Heat 413.80
8Men's Decathlon, Discus Throw45.49
3Men's Decathlon, Discus Throw, Group B45.49
4Men's Decathlon, Pole Vault5.20
4Men's Decathlon, Pole Vault, Group A5.20
18Men's Decathlon, Javelin Throw59.77
11Men's Decathlon, Javelin Throw, Group B59.77
4Men's Decathlon, 1500m4:23.33
3Men's Decathlon, 1500m, Heat 24:23.33

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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