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Dan O'Brien

Daniel Dion "Dan" O'Brien is an American former decathlete and Olympic gold medalist. He won the Olympic title in 1996, three consecutive world championships, and set the world record in 1992.

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Ku Chin-shui

Ku Chin-shui was an Amis Taiwanese decathlete and pole vaulter. He medaled for Chinese Taipei at the Asian Athletics Championships six times, winning one gold medal, two silver, and three bronze. At the 1990 Asian Games, he earned a silver medal in the decathlon. Upon retiring from athletics, he became a physical education teacher.

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Damian Warner

Damian Warner is a Canadian athlete, specialising in decathlon and bronze medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Warner previously won silver at the 2015 event and was a bronze medalist at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. He is the reigning Commonwealth champion from the Glasgow games and the reigning Pan American champion from the games in Toronto. Warner also holds the title to the Pan Am Games record and the Canadian record for the decathlon. Notable for his sprinting, Warner holds decathlon bests in the 100 m and 110 m hurdles, running a 10.15 and 13.44 respectively.

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Roman Šebrle

Roman Šebrle is an athlete from the Czech Republic. He is considered to be one of the best decathlon athletes of all time. Originally a high jumper, he competes in decathlon and heptathlon for team Dukla Prague and is a former world record holder in the decathlon. In 2001 in Götzis he became the first decathlete ever to achieve over 9,000 points, setting the record at 9,026 points, succeeding his compatriot, Tomáš Dvořák, who had scored 8,994 points two years earlier.

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Gurbachan Singh Randhawa

Gurbachan Singh Randhawa is a former Indian athlete who won a gold medal at the 1962 Asian Games in decathlon. He participated in the 1960 and 1964 Olympics in 110 hurdles, high jump and decathlon. He finished fifth in the 110 hurdles at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics with a timing of 14.07 seconds. He was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1961 thus becoming the first athlete from the country to get the award and with the Padma Shri in 2005.

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Wilson Charles

Wilson David "Buster" Charles, Jr. was a Native American athlete who finished fourth in the decathlon at the 1932 Summer Olympics. He also competed nationally in basketball and American football. After retiring from sports he worked as an engineer in Phoenix, Arizona. He was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians.

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Mihail Dudaš

Mihail Dudaš is a Serbian decathlete and heptathlete. He holds national records in both events.

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Brutus Hamilton

Brutus Kerr Hamilton was an American track and field athlete, coach and athletics administrator.

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Lindon Victor

Lindon Victor is a Grenadian athlete who competes in the decathlon. In 2016, he scored 8446 points with nine personal bests at the Southeastern Conference Championship decathlon, breaking both the SEC record and the Grenadian National Record, the latter of which was set by his brother, Kurt Felix, at the 2015 IAAF World Championships. Victor was named 2016 SEC Field Athlete of the Year.

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Bill Gairdner

William Douglas "Bill" Gairdner is a retired track and field athlete who represented Canada in the men's 400 m hurdles and the men's decathlon at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He was awarded a silver medal in decathlon event at the 1963 Pan American Games in Brazil.

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Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett is an American former decathlete who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics.

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Phil Mulkey

Philip Roy "Phil" Mulkey is an American track and field athlete, primarily known for the multi-event decathlon. Mulkey was the second place American behind Rafer Johnson at the 1960 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships which served as Olympic Trials. He failed to finish the 1960 Olympic competition, dropping out after the discus throw. Mulkey had been a competitor at the 1952 Olympic Trials finishing 17th as a high schooler from Purdy, Missouri and the 1956 Olympic Trials finishing 7th representing the University of Wyoming.

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Severin Moser

Severin Moser is a Swiss athlete. He competed in the men's decathlon at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

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Rico Freimuth

Rico Freimuth is a German athlete who specialises in the decathlon. He won two medals at World Championships, bronze in 2015 and silver in 2017.

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Kurt Bendlin

Kurt Bendlin is a retired West German decathlete. In 1967 he became the first German person to set a world decathlon record in 34 years; he was voted German Sportsman of the Year, received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt, and was cast in bronze by Arno Breker. Next year he won a bronze medal at the 1968 Olympics.