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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon Pole Vault – USA Tim Bright

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Timothy William “Tim” Bright (born July 28, 1960) is a retired American decathlete and pole vaulter….who represented the US in the decathlon at the 1984 Olympics and the 1987 World Championships….and in the pole vault at the 1985 World University Games, the 1985 World Cup, the 1991 World Championships and the 1992 Olympics. He won the American national championships in decathlon in 1987. His personal best score was 8340 points….achieved in June 1987 in San Jose.  At one point he held the Decathlon World Record for the Pole Vault….set during the 1988 Olympics.  He also became American champion in pole vault in 1991 and 1992….with his personal best jump of 5.82 meters achieved in July 1990 in Nice.

This video covers Bright’s final two jumps on route to winning decathlon pole vault…..and FGR Jugen Hingsen’s final toss in the decathlon javelin competition.

 Also seen in this video are the 7th dives of USA Michele Mitchell and CHN Chen Xiaoxia in the women’s platform diving competition.

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