Daley and Jürgen: The Kings of Decathlon

Ahead of the 1982 European Athletics Championships in Athens, the decathlon world record-holder Jürgen Hingsen shared his thoughts on the upcoming competition. “Daley and I are the kings of athletics,” he said. “But the media don’t give us the space we deserve. I’d like to change that.”

Between them, Hingsen and Daley Thompson would break the world record seven times between 1980 and 1984. And while Daley may have collected the gold medals at the major championships over the years, it was the twists and turns of their rivalry that made the moments golden.

Read about them in my article for European Athletics’ 50 Golden Moments.

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