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Derek Drouin won the gold medal in the high jump at the Olympic Games in Rio, clearing 2.38. We were waiting for him to do a decathlon again. Everyone knew he could break the world record but the question was, when is he going to participate again  in a ten-eventer. In 2013 he already broke the indoor record in the high jump for the heptathlon doing 5817 points and jumping 2m30. Although they are world records in combination with a multi-event,  those are not called world records but world bests.

Now, early in the season he completed his second decathlon ever at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational Decathlon at Westmont College on Friday April 7. Drouin cleared 2m28 and scored 7150 points smashing his previous personal best of 6592 Points from 2010.

Drouin aims to compete for Canada in the decathlon at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Profile Derek Drouin

Hght: 196  Wght: 80  DOB: 06 03 90

Personal Bests

Decathlon

Heptathlon

100 m

LJ

SP

HJ

400 m

110 H

DT

PV

JT

1500 m

60

60H

1000 m

400 H

7150

5817

11.42(+0.6)

720 (i)

12.28

240

51.81

13.87 (+2.5)

34.85

415 (i)

57.65

4 54.51

7.25

7.98

2 45.06

56.30

Rolf Beischmidt and Christian Schenk

Evolution of the record

Otto Röhr

Otto Mühl

Leslie Byrd

Jim Thorpe

Harold Osborn

Harold Osborn

Harold Osborn

Harold Osborn

Richard Schnacke

Irv Mondschein

Bill Miller

Ernie Shelton

Dave Thoreson

Dave Thoreson

Günther Spielvogel

Rick Sloan

Joachim Kirst

Joachim Kirst

Herbert Hüttl

William Hancock

Dennis Adama

Rolf Beilschmidt

Rolf Beilschmidt

Christian Schenk

Derek Drouin

1.77.5

1.77.5

1.80

1.87

1.88.5

1.95.5

1.97

1.98

1.98

1.98

2.03

2.06

2.07

2.09

2.12

2.12

2.13

2.15

2.15

2.16

2.17

2.21

2.27

2.27

2.28

15/10/1911

15/10/1911

22/05/1912

14/07/1912

11/09/1922

03/09/1923

11/07/1924

05/07/1925

08/07/1945

29/06/1948

03/07/1951

02/09/1955

25/06/1964

02/07/1966

08/10/1966

06/09/1968

18/09/1969

05/06/1971

07/08/1971

19/04/1973

29/06/1975

04/10/1975

01/10/1977

29/09/1988

07/04/2017

Harold Osborn, holding the mark for best high jump in the decathlon for almost 23 years, also setting a world record of 2.03 in 1924.

Top 10 Best high jumps in Decathlon see Link decathlon2000.

Personal Best high jumps from Decathlon participants

Height

2.40

2.36

2.32

2.31

2.30

2.28

2.27

2.25

2.24

2.24

Year

2014

1980

1985

1977

1994

1998

1988

2013

2008

1986

Name

Derek Drouin

Gerd Wessig

Thomas Eriksson

Rolf Beilschmidt

Jagan Hames

Ramon Kaju

Christian Schenk

Jeremy Taiwo

Stanislav Sajdok

Peter Blank

Best Decathlon

7150/2017

7974/1983

8025/1989

7088/1977

8490/1998

7608/1997

8500/1993

8425/2017

7683/2008

7651/1990

In this list only 2 athletes performed their best high jump in a multi-event. Schenk in a decathlon (8488/1988) and Taiwo in a heptathlon (6156/2013). Yaroslav Rybakov was good for a 2.38 jump in 2005 and a 5800 heptathlon in 2000. Nick Ross 2.31/2014 and 5269 hep/2012. Aleksandr Shustov 2.36 in 2011 and 4564 hep/2012. Daniel Albu 2.25 in 1981 and 6981 dec/1985. Scott Sellers 2.33/2007 and a 4046 indoor pentathlon/2007. Jaroslav Baba 2.37/2005 participated in an Icosathlon 7111/2008.

Gerd Wessig winning a Olympic gold medal in 1980 with a jump of 2m36.

Janek Salmistu and Chris Vlamynck for Decathlon 2000

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