At a glance

30 Jul 1958 Notting Hill, Great Britain
Ayodele, Dele
184 cm / 92 kg 6'0'' / 202 pounds
Male

With four world records, two Olympic gold medals, three Commonwealth titles, and wins in the World and European Championships, Daley Thompson is often considered the greatest decathlete the world has ever seen. The second son of a Nigerian father and Scottish mother, Daley showed a remarkable aptitude for sport while at boarding school in Sussex. Initially he was a member of Haywards Health Harriers but when he returned to London in 1975 he joined the Essex Beagles club. Later that year he won the first two decathlon competitions he entered, while in 1976 he won the AAA title and was...

Daley in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:2 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    • 4
      Athletics
      Decathlon
  • Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1984
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1984
    • 7
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      Decathlon
  • Moscow
    Moscow 1980
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Moscow
    Moscow 1980
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      Decathlon
  • Montreal
    Montreal 1976
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Montreal
    Montreal 1976
    • 18
      Athletics
      Decathlon

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