Kevin Mayer decathlon world record

Last Updated on May 27, 2022 by Andrew Pirie

Kevin Mayer Decathlon

Mayer broke the record previously set by Ashton Eaton.

Kevin Mayer Decathlon By AFP

Last Updated: 16/09/18 6:24pm

World champion Kevin Mayer set a new world record in the decathlon with 9,126 points at the Decastar meet on Sunday to eclipse Ashton’s Eaton previous mark of 9,045.

The Frenchman threw a personal best of 71.90 meters in the javelin in the penultimate event to leave him with the relatively simple task of needing to finish inside 4 minutes 49 seconds in the 1500 meters.

The 26-year-old cruised home in 4:36 to become just the third decathlete to surpass the 9,000-point barrier, joining double Olympic champion Eaton and Czech icon Roman Sebrle.

 

Kevin Mayer Break Down of points

Day 1 (15 September)

  • 100m 10.55 963 points
  • Long Jump 7.80m  1010 points
  • Shotput 16.00m 851 points
  • High Jump 2.05m 850 points
  • 400m 48.42 889 points

Day 2 (16 September)

  • 110m Hurdles 13.75 1007 points
  • Discus 50.54m 882 points
  • Pole Vault 5.45m  1051 points
  • Javelin 71.90m 918 points
  • 1500m 4:36.11 705 points

Mayer Topped all events except the High Jump, which he tied but was 2nd on countback, 400m, 2nd, and 1500m where he was 5th. A dominating performance with Mayer winning 7 of the 10 events in the Decathlon. Some very comfortably.

World Record Progress (Wikipedia)

7,485.61 6,087 Aleksander Klumberg  EST 1922-09-22 Helsinki [1]
7,710.775 6,476 Harold Osborn  USA 1924-07-12 Paris [1]
7,820.93 6,460 Paavo Yrjölä  FIN 1926-07-18 Viipuri [1]
7,995.19 6,566 Paavo Yrjölä  FIN 1927-07-17 Helsinki [1]
8,053.29 6,587 Paavo Yrjölä  FIN 1928-08-04 Amsterdam [1]
8,255.475 6,865 Akilles Järvinen  FIN 1930-07-20 Viipuri [1]
8,462.235 6,736 James Bausch  USA 1932-08-06 Los Angeles [1]
8,790.46 7,147 Hans-Heinrich Sievert  GER 1934-07-08 Hamburg [1]
7,900 7,254 Glenn Morris  USA 1936-08-08 Berlin [1]
8,042 7,287 Bob Mathias  USA 1950-06-30 Tulare [1]
7,887 7,592 Bob Mathias  USA 1952-07-26 Helsinki [1]
7,985 7,608 Rafer Johnson  USA 1955-06-11 Kingsburg [1]
8,014 7,653 Vasili Kuznetsov  URS 1958-05-18 Krasnodar [1]
8,302 7,989 Rafer Johnson  USA 1958-07-28 Moscow [1]
8,357 7,839 Vasili Kuznetsov  URS 1959-05-17 Moscow [1]
8,683 7,981 Rafer Johnson  USA 1960-07-09 Eugene [1]
9,121 8,010 Yang Chuan-kwang  ROC 1963-04-28 Walnut [1]
8,230 8,120 Russ Hodge  USA 1966-07-24 Los Angeles [1]
8,319 8,235 Kurt Bendlin  FRG 1967-05-14 Heidelberg [1]
8,417 8,310 Bill Toomey  USA 1969-12-11 Los Angeles [1]
8,454 8,466 Mykola Avilov  URS 1972-09-08 Munich [1]
8,524 8,420 Bruce Jenner  USA 1975-08-10 Eugene [1]
8,538 8,454 Bruce Jenner  USA 1976-06-26 Eugene [1]
8,618 8,634 Bruce Jenner  USA 1976-07-30 Montreal [1]
8,622 8,648 Daley Thompson  GBR 1980-05-15 Götzis [1]
8,649 8,667 Guido Kratschmer  FRG 1980-06-14 Filderstadt-Bernhausen [1]
8,704 8,730 Daley Thompson  GBR 1982-05-23 Götzis [1]
8,723 8,741 Jürgen Hingsen  FRG 1982-08-15 Ulm [1]
8,743 8,774 Daley Thompson  GBR 1982-09-08 Athens [1]
8,779 8,825 Jürgen Hingsen  FRG 1983-06-05[3] Filderstadt-Bernhausen [1]
8,798 8,832 Jürgen Hingsen  FRG 1984-05-09 Mannheim [1]
8,798[n 3] 8,847[n 3] Daley Thompson  GBR 1984-08-09 Los Angeles [1]
8,891 8,891 Dan O’Brien  USA 1992-09-05 Talence [1]
8,994 8,994 Tomáš Dvořák  CZE 1999-07-04 Prague [1]
9,026 9,026 Roman Šebrle  CZE 2001-05-27 Götzis [1]
9,039 9,039 Ashton Eaton  USA 2012-06-23 Eugene [6][7]
9,045 9,045 Ashton Eaton  USA 2015-08-29 Beijing [8]
9,126 9,126 Kevin Mayer  FRA 2018-09-16 Talence [1]

source/full article: https://www.skysports.com/more-sports/athletics/news/29172/11500048/kevin-mayer-sets-new-decathlon-world-record

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