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With 6.86m in women's long jump in Birmingham, :BEL Nafissatou Thiam is now qualified in three disciplines. Heptathlon, Long Jump and High Jump :thumbup::bowdown:

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I love that the level of decathlon/heptathlon is so high that athletes are reaching the qualification time/distance for the single event.

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2 hours ago, JoshMartini007 said:

I love that the level of decathlon/heptathlon is so high that athletes are reaching the qualification time/distance for the single event.

 

Actually I think that’s a bad thing, it shows that it’s long past time to go to a full Decathlon for the women. The event is not supposed to be won by a great performance in one single discipline.  Decathlon Men are never international class in a single discipline, they are true all rounders.

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39 minutes ago, Grassmarket said:

 

Actually I think that’s a bad thing, it shows that it’s long past time to go to a full Decathlon for the women. The event is not supposed to be won by a great performance in one single discipline.  Decathlon Men are never international class in a single discipline, they are true all rounders.

It might also say the standards in some individual events are just not that high nowadays :p 

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46 minutes ago, Grassmarket said:

 

Actually I think that’s a bad thing, it shows that it’s long past time to go to a full Decathlon for the women. The event is not supposed to be won by a great performance in one single discipline.  Decathlon Men are never international class in a single discipline, they are true all rounders.

 

The men also reach the standard too.

 

To be honest the decathlon needs to be changed so it doesn't favour sprinters so much.

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Just now, JoshMartini007 said:

 

The men also reach the standard too.

 

To be honest the decathlon needs to be changed so it doesn't favour sprinters so much.

Bring in the Olympic icosathlon :bowdown: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icosathlon

 

Icosathletes, the only people on earth who are mad enough to rightfully call decathletes lazy bastards.

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Just now, heywoodu said:

Bring in the Olympic icosathlon :bowdown: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icosathlon

 

Icosathletes, the only people on earth who are mad enough to rightfully call decathletes lazy bastards.

 

Haha...

 

I was thinking more along the lines of changing the 110m hurdles to 400m hurdles.

 

Maybe also changing the 400m to 800m and 1500m to 5000m to encourage more long distance running.

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Women will be doing the decathlon in 2024. Watch the Ioc force it

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9 hours ago, intoronto said:

Women will be doing the decathlon in 2024. Watch the Ioc force it

About time. I'm sure all the female athletes (and fans) would be in favour of it as well, since it's all about equality nowadays. Which I think is good, not so much need for special 'lighter' events anymore.

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10 hours ago, intoronto said:

Women will be doing the decathlon in 2024. Watch the Ioc force it

I mean, it's about time they transition from the heptathlon to the decathlon.

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