Friday, August 15, 2008

Athletics - the heart of the Olympic Games. One of my favorite events in this category is the Decathlon. As the name implies, an athlete has 10 events to compete in. The events are 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, and 400 meters for day 1. For day 2 the events are 110 meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the final 1500 meters. For me, the marathon and the decathlon are the two most grueling events in the Olympics. The youngest decathlete ever to win the Olympics was 17 year old Bob Mathias of USA in the 1948 London Olympics. The myth that decathlon was a game for the old and the experienced vanished when Mathias won the event in 1948 and 1952 Olympics.
Posted by desperateblogger On 8/15/2008 07:04:00 AM No comments

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