2021 review: combined events | NEWS – World Athletics

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the key moments of 2021 in each area of the sport. 

The series continues with a review of the combined events and will be followed over the coming days by reviews of all the other event groups. 

Decathlon

Season top list

9018 Damian Warner ?? CAN Tokyo 5 August
8726 Kevin Mayer ?? FRA Tokyo 5 August
8649 Ashley Moloney ?? AUS Tokyo 5 August
8647 Garrett Scantling ?? USA Eugene 20 June
8604 Pierce LePage ?? CAN Tokyo 5 August

Full season top list
Full indoor heptathlon season top list

World rankings

1 Damian Warner ?? CAN 1473
2 Kevin Mayer ?? FRA 1400
3 Garrett Scantling ?? USA 1351
4 Ashley Moloney ?? AUS 1347
5 Pierce LePage ?? CAN 1347

Full rankings

Olympic medallists

? Damian Warner ?? CAN 9018 OR
? Kevin Mayer ?? FRA 8726 SB
? Ashley Moloney ?? AUS 8649 AR
  Full results

 

Major winners

Olympic Games: Damian Warner ?? CAN 9018 points
South American Championships: Andy Preciado ?? ECU 8004 points
Oceania Combined Events Championships: Daniel Golubovic ?? AUS 8336 points
European Indoor Championships (heptathlon): Kevin Mayer ?? FRA 6392 points
World Athletics Challenge: Kai Kazmirek ?? GER 24,500 points overall
World U20 Championships: Frantisek Doubek ?? CZE 8169 points

Season at a glance

Damian Warner broke all sorts of decathlon records in 2021.

The Canadian surpassed the 9000-point mark on his way to winning the Olympic title with 9018 in Tokyo, breaking the Games record in the process.

He equalled his own world decathlon best of 10.12 over 100m in Tokyo, while earlier in the year in Götzis he set world decathlon bests of 8.28m in the long jump and 13.36 in the 110m hurdles.

And to cap his incredible season, Warner became the first man in history to produce a season average in excess of 9000 points from two or more decathlons.

In fact, with five men exceeding 8600, 12 men scoring 8400 or higher, and 44 men surpassing 8000 points – depth last witnessed in 1996 – it was a strong year all round for the decathlon. Which, of course, makes Warner’s achievements all the more remarkable, as he beat some quality opponents to land his first global title.

World record-holder Kevin Mayer, having recovered from the injuries that forced him to withdraw from the 2019 World Championships, put up a strong fight in Tokyo, but ultimately he had to make do with his second successive Olympic silver medal, almost 300 points adrift of Warner. Australian youngster Ashley Moloney, meanwhile, gave his more experienced rivals a run for their money and took Olympic bronze with an Oceanian record of 8649.

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Source: https://worldathletics.org/news/news/2021-review-combined-events

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the key moments of 2021 in each area of the sport. 

The series continues with a review of the combined events and will be followed over the coming days by reviews of all the other event groups. 

Decathlon

Season top list

9018
Damian Warner ?? CAN
Tokyo
5 August
8726
Kevin Mayer ?? FRA
Tokyo
5 August
8649
Ashley Moloney ?? AUS
Tokyo
5 August
8647
Garrett Scantling ?? USA
Eugene
20 June
8604
Pierce LePage ?? CAN
Tokyo
5 August

Full season top listFull indoor heptathlon season top list

World rankings

1
Damian Warner ?? CAN
1473
2
Kevin Mayer ?? FRA
1400
3
Gar…….

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the key moments of 2021 in each area of the sport. 

The series continues with a review of the combined events and will be followed over the coming days by reviews of all the other event groups. 

Decathlon

Season top list

9018
Damian Warner ?? CAN
Tokyo
5 August
8726
Kevin Mayer ?? FRA
Tokyo
5 August
8649
Ashley Moloney ?? AUS
Tokyo
5 August
8647
Garrett Scantling ?? USA
Eugene
20 June
8604
Pierce LePage ?? CAN
Tokyo
5 August

Full season top listFull indoor heptathlon season top list

World rankings

1
Damian Warner ?? CAN
1473
2
Kevin Mayer ?? FRA
1400
3
Gar…….

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