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Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson, Track & Field (Great Britain)

The event to claim the greatest athlete in the world is the Decathlon. The number of events and range of ability needed from strength, power, speed, and endurance needed is so great. Winning the Decathlon once is hard to do. Daley Thompson won the event in two different Olympics, one at the World Championships and twice at the European Championships. He first won Olympic Gold at the 1980 Olympics where he was the top finisher in the 100m, long jump and 400m. He was second in the high jump and 110 m hurdles. He bested that performance with a World Record points total in the 1984 Olympic games. He was the top finisher in the 100m, long jump and 400m and second in the 110m hurdles and pole vault. He won the 1983 World Championships and 1982 and 1986 European Championships.

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