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Rein Aun

Full name: Rein Aun
Other name(s): Reyn Yanovich Aun, Рейн Янович Аун
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (189 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: October 5, 1940 in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Died: March 10, 1995 in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Affiliations: Kalev Tartu, Tartu (EST)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Rein Aun, whose father died when he was just 13, attended a special school for young athletes as a teenager. He appeared to be a very talented distance runner, yet elected to compete in the decathlon. When commencing his studies, he moved from Tallinn to Tartu, and competed for VSS Kalev. His performance at the 1964 Olympics was outstanding, improving on his personal best score with more than 800 points to win the silver medal. It would remain his only prize, finishing fifth at the 1966 European Championships. He improved his own best to 7,898 points in 1968, but failed to finish the Olympic decathlon later that year. He died of a heavy fever in 1995.

Personal Best: Dec – 7898 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Men's Decathlon Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Decathlon Soviet Union URS AC DNF

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) P(1985HT) T D P(1962T) P(1985T) H T(H) T(A) P(1985AT)
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 7,842 7.677
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union 100 metres 3T 828 830 10.9
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union 100 metres Heat Six 2 828 830 10.9
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Long jump 1T 7.22 865 866
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Shot put 9 13.82 717 717
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union High jump 2T 796 740 1.93
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union 400 metres 2 861 864 48.8
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union 400 metres Heat Three 1 861 864 48.8
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union 110 metre hurdles 13T 757 717 15.9
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union 110 metre hurdles Heat One 2 757 717 15.9
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Discus throw 5 44.19 766 750
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Pole vault 7T 859 673 4.20
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Javelin throw 7 59.06 750 724
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union 1,500 metres 2 4:22.3 643 796
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union 1,500 metres Heat Four 2 4:22.3 643 796
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings AC DNF
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union 100 metres 6T 853 852 10.8 10.84 897
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union 100 metres Heat One 1 853 852 10.8 10.84 897
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Long jump 9T 7.40 901 910
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Shot put 7 14.75 774 774
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union High jump 17T 680 627 1.80
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union 400 metres AC DNF 0 0 0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union 400 metres Heat Two 4 0 0 DNF DNF 0