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1987 World Championships in Athletics Rome, Italy

1987 2nd IAAF World Championships - Rome - Men's Decathlon

 

 

Host City: Rome, Italy
Dates: August 28 – September 6, 1987
Nations participating: 159
Athletes participating: 1451
    Main venue: Stadio Olimpico
Overview by IAAF   stadio olimpico rome 
Thompson’s nine-year unbeaten run as a decathlete ended when the Briton placed just ninth. Like 1983, Thompson suffered with injuries before the championships. This time, however, he had even less time to prepare and was only in front after the 100m. The lead then passed to the GDR’s Voss, who remained on top for the entire contest. The high jump saw the end of Hingsen’s hopes of improving on his Helsinki silver. The tall German was carrying an injury and withdrew. The end of the first day was marked by the torrential rain which poured on to the 400m runners. Voss led from Plaziat with Thompson third. Wentz had the best start to the second day and was a solid second after the discus. Thompson, winning many admirers with his battle, was now fourth and dropping. Wentz – who himself was nursing an achilles problem – lost hope of catching Voss after the GDR athlete cleared 5.10 in the pole vault to open a massive 277-point lead with two events remaining. Tarnovetskiy moved into third spot after the javelin. The top three placings were unchanged by the 1500m.
 These are the official results of the Men's Decathlon competition at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total number of 28 participating athletes, including ten non-finishers. The competition started on September 3, 1987, and ended on September 4, 1987.

Records

Standing records prior to the 1987 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Daley Thompson (GBR) 8847 August 9, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States
Event Record  Daley Thompson (GBR) 8714 August 13, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland
Season Best  Siegfried Wentz (FRG) 8645 May 24, 1987 Austria Götzis, Austria
Broken records during the 1987 World Athletics Championships
Season Best  Torsten Voss (GDR) 8680 September 4, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy
 
 
  Decathlon 4 September
  Final
1 Torsten Voss GDR 24 Mar 63 8680
  10.66 7.88 14.98 2.10 47.96 14.13w/2.9 43.96 5.10 58.02 4:25.93
2 Siegfried Wentz FRG 7 Mar 60 8461
  10.78 7.42 15.57 1.98 48.48 14.06 47.36 4.70 65.28 4:33.70
3 Pavel Tarnavetskiy URS 22 Feb 61 8375
  11.01 7.43 15.32 2.07 49.22 14.86 47.66 4.90 58.60 4:23.96
4 Christian Plaziat FRA 28 Oct 63 8307
  10.80 7.76 14.70 2.10 49.63 14.64 44.92 4.80 53.08 4:27.72
5 Christian Schenk GDR 9 Feb 65 8304
  11.54 7.63 15.30 2.25 51.34 15.03w/2.8 47.26 4.50 61.42 4:23.55
6 Simon Poelman NZL 27 May 63 8296
  10.83 7.46 15.57 2.04 50.07 14.45 44.28 4.80 58.90 4:28.08
7 Alain Blondel FRA 7 Dec 62 8178
  11.15 7.47 13.68 1.98 47.91 14.46 42.28 4.90 55.68 4:16.31
8 Aleksandr Nevskiy URS 21 Feb 58 8174
  11.13 7.45 15.33 2.04 50.01 15.01 46.42 4.70 60.56 4:29.69
9 Daley Thompson GBR 30 Jul 58 8124
  10.67 7.52 15.09 2.01 48.61 14.87 45.18 4.80 54.14 4:48.78
10 William Motti FRA 25 Jul 64 8062
  11.27 7.21 14.98 2.19 50.88 14.94 47.36 4.50 58.38 4:35.83
11 Beat Gähwiler SUI 26 Jan 65 8034
  11.29 7.20 14.59 1.92 49.54 14.83 43.24 4.80 63.28 4:20.87
12 Gary Kinder USA 25 Oct 62 8030
  11.03 7.31 16.23 1.95 52.22 15.01 46.94 4.80 66.10 4:50.52
13 Rob Muzzio USA 25 Jun 64 8017
  11.25 7.22 16.64 1.98 50.69 14.97 45.90 4.70 59.14 4:36.33
14 Michael Neugebauer FRG 7 Apr 62 7733
  11.02 7.36 12.94 2.07 51.85 14.43 39.70 4.40 56.28 4:33.32
15 Mikael Olander SWE 11 Jun 63 7696
  11.40 6.72 14.94 1.95 51.36 16.32 46.76 4.60 70.94 4:39.63
16 Veroslav Valenta TCH 25 Mar 65 7574
  11.36 7.16 14.68 1.95 52.38 15.44 46.72 4.50 57.56 4:45.83
17 Lars Warming DEN 21 Jan 63 7537
  11.12 7.25 12.85 1.95 50.42 14.67 40.94 4.60 44.36 4:29.53
18 Paul Hewlett BVI 6474
11.25 6.43 11.59 1.83 52.14 15.96 32.88 3.80 45.46 4:38.40
- Pedro Da Silva BRA DNF
10.86 7.20 13.85 2.01 57.45 DNS
- Dave Steen CAN DNF
11.17 7.47 12.84 1.95 49.59 15.73 40.18 5.00 DNS
- Valter Kulvet URS DNF
11.19 7.10 14.74 1.92 49.58 DNS
- Petri Keskitalo FIN DNF
10.79 7.49 14.49 1.89 DNS
- Jurgen Hingsen FRG DNF
11.26 7.67 15.33 NH DNS
- Marco Rossi ITA DNF
10.94 6.88 14.24 1.95 DNS
- Fu-An Lee TPE DNF
11.00 7.39 13.42 2.04 51.06 DNS
- Tim Bright USA DNF
11.23 7.26w 14.10 1.95 51.68 14.42 39.38 5.40 DNS
- Mike Smith CAN DNF
11.14 6.78wDNS
- Robert De Wit NED DNF
11.26 6.60 DNS

 

 

 

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