Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Discus Throw

DOG ASIDE: The discus throw in the men’s decathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was the 7th event of the 10 events in the competition….and going into the discus, GBR Daley Thompson was 109 points ahead of FGR Jurgen Hingsen in 2nd after 6 events…..while Thompson was 302 points ahead of FGR Wentz in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – High Jump & ABC News Brief

DOG COMMENTARY: This video starts with the decathlon high jump at a height of 6 ft. 9 1/4 in…..featuring USA John Chirt, CAN Dave Steen and SUI Patrick Vetterli….and since the ABC color commentator is Dwight Stone….a dbl bronze medal winner at the 1972 Munich Games and the 1976 Montreal Games….as he really gives some…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – 100 m & Javelin Throw

DOG ASIDE: Jim McKay brings these highlights of the men’s decathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….while also teaching the viewer how the points system works in the decathlon competition….which is really interesting….as he shows us a replay of the 100 m finish…..then Hingsen’s throw in the discus which cuts the point lead significantly….after which…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – 100 m & Broad Jump & Shot Put & High Jump

DOG COMMENTARY: After the 1st event of the 100 m dash in the men’s decathlon….GBR Daley Thompson with a time of 10.44 took an 89 point lead on the decathlon world record holder FGR Jurgen Hingsen. By the time Thompson set an Olympic decathlon record broad jump of 26′ 3 1/2″….even though Hingsen had a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Broad Jump

DOG ASIDE: In this the final jump of the three (3) broad jumps that the competitors get in the Olympic decathlon….both Jurgen Hingsen of Germany and Daley Tompson of Great Britain….set personal best on this phase of the men’s decathlon…..to keep the race for the gold medal close and competitive between these two outstanding athletes.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – High Jump – GBR Daley Thompson & FGR Jurgen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: As the 1984 Olympic decathlon competition moves to the high jump phase….GBR Daley Thompson has a significant lead on FGR Jurgen Hingsen….as the high jump is one of Hingsen’s best disciplines in the decathlon….but the big German injures his foot while clearing a height of 6′ 8″…..putting a dark cloud on his ability…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Decathlete GBR Daley Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Daley Thompson was forced to retire from athletics in 1992 due to a persistent hamstring injury.  In the 1990’s he played professional football for Mansfield Town and Stevenage Borough F.C….and Non-League football for Ilkeston F.C.  He also worked as fitness coach for Wimbledon F.C. and Luton Town football clubs.  He also took part in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Javelin & BBC Special On Daley Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Great Britain’s now legendary decathlete Daley Thompson opened the 1980 Olympic season with a world decathlon record of 8,648 points at Götzis, Austria in May….following this with a comfortable gold medal win at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.  After a quiet 1981 season….he raised the world record to 8,730 points….then in September at the European…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Men’s Decathlon – Pole Vault & Hurdles & Discus

DOG ASIDE: Francis Morgan Ayodélé “Daley” Thompson, CBE (born 30 July 1958) is an English former decathlete….who won the decathlon gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Games and 1984 Los Angeles Games….breaking the decathlon world record four times.  With four world records….two Olympic gold medals….three Commonwealth titles….and wins in the World and European Championships….Thompson is considered by…