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Kevin Mayer decathlon world record

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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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