Sport-Olympic.com

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

All Athletics Menu

1996 Olympic Games Atlanta - Men's Decathlon

 

 

Host City: Atlanta, United States Format: Scoring by 1985 point tables.
Date Started: July 31, 1996  
Date Finished: August 1, 1996  
(Competitors: 40; Countries: 24)  
    Venue(s): Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Overview by IAAF    1996_olympic_stadium.jpg
Like discus thrower Lars Riedel, O’Brien had won three world titles between 1991 and 1995, but had not achieved his goal of Olympic gold. Passing successfully through the US Trials with a world leading 8726, O’Brien was the clear favourite. After lagging behind 21 year-old German Frank Busemann for two events (thanks to a superb 8.07 long jump by Busemann), O’Brien took the lead in the third event over subsequent World Champion Dvořák, and never relinquished first place. At the end of the first day he led from Busemann by 124 with 4592. There were five others with more than 4400. Busemann pulled to within 71 points of the leader in the hurdles with a wonderful 13.47, compared with O’Brien’s still excellent 13.87. Thereafter, O’Brien went away, and despite a slow 4:45.89 in the 1500m won by more than 100 points from Busemann, with Dvorak setting a Czech record in third place. In this high level event every score from fourth to 15th was the best ever for that position.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Dan O'Brien had been favored in early 1992 to win the Olympic decathlon, but he failed to clear a height in the pole vault at the US Olympic Trials and did not make the Olympic team. He responded later in 1992 by breaking the world record at the Talence meet with 8,891 points. For the next four years O'Brien was dominant in the decathlon. He won the 1993 and 1995 World Championships, was TAC Champion in 1993-95, and was world-ranked #1 from 1993 to 1996. At Atlanta he won the event quite easily. He moved into the lead on day one after the shot put (the third event) and never again trailed. He led after the first day by 124 points, after winning the 400 in 46.82. He won by 118 points over Germany's Frank Busemann, who had cleared over 8 metres in the long jump, although the outcome was never in doubt. O'Brien continued to compete and was world-ranked #1 again in 1998, but injuries eventually ended his career. The overall level of competition in 1996 was extremely high. There were six finishers over 8,500 points, 16 over 8,200, and 22 over 8,000, making this the deepest set of decathlon marks posted to that date.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics
World Record  Dan O'Brien (USA) 8891 September 5, 1992 France Talence, France
Olympic Record  Daley Thompson (GBR) 8847 August 9, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States
 
        Results        
 
Decathlon Men     Final 1 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8824     Dan O'Brien United States USA 18 Jul 66  
2 8706     Frank Busemann Germany GER 26 Feb 75 NUR
3 8664     Tomáš Dvořák Czech Republic CZE 11 May 72  
4 8644     Steve Fritz United States USA 1 Nov 67  
5 8613     Eduard Hämäläinen Belarus BLR 21 Jan 69  
6 8543     Erki Nool Estonia EST 25 Jun 70  
7 8422     Robert Změlík Czech Republic CZE 18 Apr 69  
8 8318     Ramil Ganiyev Uzbekistan UZB 23 Sep 68  
9 8307     Antonio Peñalver Spain ESP 1 Dec 68  
10 8300     Chris Huffins United States USA 15 Apr 70  
11 8282     Christian Plaziat France FRA 28 Oct 63  
12 8274     Jón Arnar Magnússon Iceland ISL 28 Jul 69  
13 8271     Michael Smith Canada CAN 16 Sep 67  
14 8253     Frank Müller Germany GER 18 Jun 68  
15 8249     Sebastian Chmara Poland POL 21 Nov 71  
16 8229     Kamil Damašek Czech Republic CZE 22 Sep 73  
17 8192     Sébastien Levicq France FRA 25 Jun 71  
18 8111     Marcel Dost Netherlands NED 28 Sep 69  
19 8107     Francisco Benet Spain ESP 25 Mar 68  
20 8045     Dirk-Achim Pajonk Germany GER 27 Mar 69  
21 8035     Jack Rosendaal Netherlands NED 12 Sep 73  
22 8025     Vitaliy Kolpakov Ukraine UKR 2 Feb 72  
23 7994     Rojs Piziks Latvia LAT 12 Feb 71  
24 7961     Douglas Pirini New Zealand NZL 6 Sep 69  
25 7873     Eugenio Balanqué Cuba CUB 20 Dec 68  
26 7802     Raúl Duany Cuba CUB 4 Jan 75  
27 7755     Zsolt Kürtösi Hungary HUN 21 Mar 71  
28 7743     Philipp Huber Switzerland SUI 18 Feb 74  
29 7575     Alper Kasapoglu Turkey TUR 8 Jan 66  
30 7013     Beniamino Poserina Italy ITA 6 Nov 70  
31 6711     Nikolay Afanasyev Russia RUS 11 Aug 65  
  DNF     Oleg Veretelnikov Uzbekistan UZB 22 Jan 72  
  DNF     Victor Houston Barbados BAR 24 Feb 74  
  DNF     Andrei Nazarov Estonia EST 9 Jan 65  
  DNF     Indrek Kaseorg Estonia EST 16 Dec 67  
  DNF     Alex Kruger Great Britain GBR 18 Nov 63  
  DNF     Dezsõ Szabó Hungary HUN 4 Sep 67  
  DNF     Lev Lobodin Ukraine UKR 1 Apr 69  
  DNF     Peter Winter Australia AUS 17 Jan 71  
  DNF     Scott Ferrier Australia AUS 12 Jun 74  
 
Detailed View
 Athlete
  Decathlon Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1st  Dan O'Brien (USA) 10.50 7.57 15.66 2.07 46.82 13.87 48.78 5.00 66.90 4:45.89 8824
2nd  Frank Busemann (GER) 10.60 8.07 13.60 2.04 48.34 13.47 45.04 4.80 66.86 4:31.41 8706
3rd  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 10.64 7.60 15.82 1.98 48.29 13.79 46.28 4.70 70.16 4:31.25 8664
4  Steve Fritz (USA) 10.90 7.77 15.31 2.04 50.13 13.97 49.84 5.10 65.70 4:38.26 8644
5  Eduard Hämäläinen (BLR) 10.85 7.48 16.32 1.98 46.91 13.95 49.62 5.00 57.66 4:34.68 8613
6  Erki Nool (EST) 10.65 7.88 14.01 2.01 47.26 15.03 42.98 5.40 65.48 4:43.36 8543
7  Robert Změlík (CZE) 10.83 7.64 13.53 1.95 49.55 14.17 43.44 5.40 67.20 4:38.45 8422
8  Ramil Ganiyev (UZB) 10.84 7.61 14.71 2.13 49.14 14.88 44.86 5.20 53.70 4:42.74 8318
9  Antonio Peñalver (ESP) 10.95 7.27 16.91 2.07 50.41 14.35 48.92 4.70 57.08 4:37.71 8307
10  Chris Huffins (USA) 10.47 7.49 15.57 2.04 48.83 14.10 48.72 4.70 60.62 5:14.36 8300
11  Christian Plaziat (FRA) 10.85 7.82 14.85 2.04 49.07 14.52 45.34 4.90 52.18 4:35.00 8282
12  Jón Arnar Magnússon (ISL) 10.67 7.28 15.52 1.95 47.17 14.22 43.78 4.80 61.10 4:46.97 8274
13  Michael Smith (CAN) 11.08 7.47 16.97 1.95 51.97 14.78 49.54 5.00 64.34 4:43.81 8271
14  Frank Müller (GER) 10.95 7.25 14.69 1.95 49.05 14.86 45.90 5.10 66.10 4:37.50 8253
15  Sebastian Chmara (POL) 11.28 7.75 14.51 2.10 48.75 14.59 42.60 4.90 54.84 4:26.96 8249
16  Kamil Damašek (CZE) 10.86 7.22 15.51 2.01 47.35 14.94 42.66 4.90 55.84 4:26.86 8229
17  Sébastien Levicq (FRA) 11.17 7.16 14.05 1.92 50.55 14.50 45.00 5.40 64.42 4:29.50 8192
18  Marcel Dost (NED) 10.87 7.21 13.91 1.95 48.19 14.52 41.92 5.20 57.76 4:38.81 8111
19  Francisco Javier Benet (ESP) 10.95 7.30 13.91 1.98 48.67 14.36 44.30 4.80 59.44 4:36.04 8107
20  Dirk-Achim Pajonk (GER) 10.67 7.50 14.46 1.95 48.81 14.79 41.94 4.50 54.16 4:21.62 8045
21  Jack Rosendaal (NED) 11.24 7.33 13.59 2.07 50.93 14.46 41.24 4.70 63.80 4:25.98 8035
22  Vitaliy Kolpakov (UKR) 11.15 7.53 14.33 2.07 48.12 14.30 45.66 4.80 53.58 5:05.41 8025
23  Rojs Piziks (LAT) 11.40 6.86 14.60 2.16 51.48 15.20 45.90 5.00 58.40 4:30.88 7994
24  Doug Pirini (NZL) 10.89 7.33 14.75 1.89 48.56 14.88 45.34 4.60 58.02 4:39.09 7961
25  Eugenio Balanque (CUB) 10.71 6.36 14.11 1.89 47.46 14.07 41.64 4.70 59.92 4:38.97 7873
26  Raúl Duany (CUB) 11.20 7.30 13.78 2.07 50.50 14.84 38.56 4.40 62.86 4:35.59 7802
27  Zsolt Kürtösi (HUN) 11.09 7.05 14.29 2.01 50.43 14.64 43.22 4.60 54.80 4:43.21 7755
28  Philipp Huber (SUI) 11.06 7.15 13.34 1.86 48.72 15.08 43.42 4.60 51.96 4:18.15 7743
29  Alper Kasapoglu (TUR) 11.07 7.22 12.89 1.92 49.61 14.55 40.64 4.80 45.24 4:38.69 7575
30  Beniamino Poserina (ITA) 11.05 6.89 1.98 49.52 14.68 43.42 4.80 56.78 4:58.28 7013
31  Nikolay Afanasyev (RUS) 11.44 6.74 13.38 1.98 50.83 14.79 43.08 55.12 4:41.00 6711
 
 Indrek Kaseorg (EST) 11.40 7.26 13.11 2.07 49.03 14.53 39.46 DNF
 Lev Lobodin (UKR) 10.85 7.35 15.57 1.95 48.96 DNF
 Oleg Veretelnikov (UZB) 11.06 7.24 12.66 1.95 49.65 DNF
 Scott Ferrier (AUS) 11.26 6.61 12.57 DNF
 Victor Houston (BAR) 10.76 7.53 11.97 DNF
 Peter Winter (AUS) 10.85 13.43 DNF
 Alex Kruger (GBR) 11.38 6.55 DNF
 Andrei Nazarov (EST) 11.04 DNF
 Dezső Szabó (HUN) 10.94 DNF
 
 
 

 

 

 

Real time web analytics, Heat map tracking

Olympic Games

Full

Results

All Events

 

Athletics in Olympic Games

Full RESULTS

All ATHLETICS

Events

189619001904190619081912192019241928193219361948195219561960196419681972197619801984198819921996200020042008201220162016
You are here: Home Athletics Olympic Games (Athletics) 1996 Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta - Men's Decathlon