Daley Thompson

About Daley Thompson

Who is it?: Decathlete
Birth Day: July 30, 1958
Birth Place: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom, British
Birth Sign: Leo
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 14 st 7 lb (203 lb; 92 kg)
Sport: Decathlon
Club: Essex Beagles
Personal best(s): Decathlon 8,847 points
Medal record International athletics competitions Event 1st 2nd 3rd Olympic Games 2 0 0 World Championships 1 0 0 European Championships 2 1 1 Commonwealth Games 3 1 0 Total 8 2 1 Representing  Great Britain Men's athletics Olympic Games 1980 Moscow Decathlon 1984 Los Angeles Decathlon World Championships 1983 Helsinki Decathlon European Championships 1982 Athens Decathlon 1986 Stuttgart Decathlon 1978 Prague Decathlon 1986 Stuttgart 4×100 m Commonwealth Games Representing  England 1978 Edmonton Decathlon 1982 Brisbane Decathlon 1986 Edinburgh Decathlon 1986 Edinburgh 4×100 m International athletics competitionsEvent1st2nd3rdOlympic GamesWorld ChampionshipsEuropean ChampionshipsCommonwealth GamesTotalRepresenting  Great BritainMen's athleticsOlympic GamesWorld ChampionshipsEuropean ChampionshipsCommonwealth GamesRepresenting  England: Event 1st 2nd 3rd Olympic Games 2 0 0 World Championships 1 0 0 European Championships 2 1 1 Commonwealth Games 3 1 0 Total 8 2 1 2001002113108211980 MoscowDecathlon1984 Los AngelesDecathlon1983 HelsinkiDecathlon1982 AthensDecathlon1986 StuttgartDecathlon1978 PragueDecathlon1986 Stuttgart4×100 m1978 EdmontonDecathlon1982 BrisbaneDecathlon1986 EdinburghDecathlon1986 Edinburgh4×100 m
Event1st2nd3rdOlympic GamesWorld ChampionshipsEuropean ChampionshipsCommonwealth GamesTotal: Event 1st 2nd 3rd Olympic Games 2 0 0 World Championships 1 0 0 European Championships 2 1 1 Commonwealth Games 3 1 0 Total 8 2 1 200100211310821
Olympic Games: 200
World Championships: 100
European Championships: 211
Commonwealth Games: 310
Total: 821

Daley Thompson


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Daley Thompson is Decathlete born on July 30, 1958 in Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom, British. At age 60 Daley Thompson net worth is approximately $5 Million. Daley Thompson is a former English decathlon athlete who is considered to be the greatest decathlete of all time. A four times world record holder, Thompson won two Olympic gold medals, three Commonwealth titles, two European Championship titles, and a gold medal in World Championship.

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💰 Net worth: $5 Million

Biography/Timeline

1975

Initially, he was a member of Haywards Heath Harriers, but when he returned to London in 1975 he joined the Newham and Essex Beagles Athletics club, training as a sprinter. He began to be coached by Bob Mortimer, who suggested he try for decathlon. He competed in his first decathlon later that year in Cwmbran, Wales, which he won along with his next competition. In 1976, he won the AAA title and was 18th at the Montréal Olympic Games. The following year, he won the European Junior title and in 1978 came the first of his three Commonwealth titles. In 1979, he failed to finish in his only decathlon of that year, but won the long jump at the UK Championships.

1980

Thompson worked as a fitness trainer and motivational speaker, as well as appearing at corporate events. He was also well known for his appearances in commercials for the drink Lucozade in the 1980s. Thompson's name was used for three officially licensed home computer games by Ocean Software in the 1980s: Daley Thompson's Decathlon, Daley Thompson's Supertest and Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge.

1982

Thompson was a natural showman who endeared himself to the British public with his irreverent personality and anti-establishment attitude. He won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 1982, and was appointed an MBE in the 1983 New Year Honours, and promoted to the CBE in the 2000 New Year Honours.

1984

At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Thompson, who had just won his second Olympic decathlon gold medal, wore a T-shirt that read "IS THE WORLD'S SECOND GREATEST ATHLETE GAY?". United State sprinter Carl Lewis had been dealing with rumors of homosexuality and the shirt was regarded as being cruelly directed at Lewis. "The second athlete could be anybody, Carl Lewis, anybody" Thompson stated.

1986

Thompson won his third Commonwealth title in 1986 but after that he never quite recaptured the superlative form of earlier years. In 1987, he suffered his first decathlon defeat for nine years when he finished ninth in the World Championships, and at his fourth Olympics in Seoul in 1988 he finished fourth. He made the Commonwealth Games team for the fourth time in 1990, but was forced to withdraw because of injury.

1992

Thompson was forced to retire from athletics in 1992, due to a persistent hamstring injury. In the 1990s he played professional football for Mansfield Town and Stevenage F.C. and Non-League football for Ilkeston F.C. He also worked as fitness coach for Wimbledon F.C. and Luton Town football clubs. He also took part in motorsport, entering the Ford Credit Fiesta Challenge Championship in 1994.

1994

In 1994 Thompson trained with Reading Football Club and even scored in a friendly against Leatherhead.

2012

In 2012, he was accused of Anti-Irish sentiment after commenting on live BBC TV that the creator of a misspelled tattoo "must have been Irish". The tattoo Artist was actually American.

2014

In August 2014, Thompson was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue.

2015

In 2015, he opened his own gym, Daley Fitness, located on Upper Richmond Road in London, UK.

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