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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Decathlete FRG Juergen Hingsen


Jürgen Hingsen (born 25 January 1958) is a former West German decathlete….who won several medals at international championships and Olympic Games in the 1980’s….holding the decathlon world record in 1982….and again from 1983 to 1984….when his rivalry with British decathlete Daley Thompson….proved one of the most exciting in athletics during the 1980’s.  This 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) tall athlete won the decathlon silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….coming just behind Daley Thompson.  Also in 1984, Hingsen set his personal best in the decathlon at 8832 points…settomg a world record then,…and still the German record.  During the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea….Hingsen made three false starts in the 100 metre sprint….disqualifying him from that event….effectively eliminated from that decathlon competition.


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