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 – Pole Vault – USA Tim Bright & Javelin – FGR Jurgen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: Tim Bright is a retired American decathlete and pole vaulter…..who¬†represented the US in the decathlon at the 1984 Olympics…and as seen in this video….he sets a new Olympic Record of 17 ft 8 1/2 in. …..while picking up 1143 points in the L.A, Olympics pole vault event. ¬†He also represented the US 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 – 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…