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Jürgen Hingsen

Full name: Jürgen Hingsen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-6.5 (200 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
Born: January 25, 1958 in Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER) / LAV Bayer Uerdingen/Dormagen, Krefeld (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Decathlete Jürgen Hingsen won the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Games behind his eternal rival Daley Thompson whom he could never beat in competition. The legendary duels of both kept the fans in suspense, even though it was soon clear that the British Thompson, who always called the German “Hollywood-Hingsen,” would be hard to beat. Together they dominated the decathlon scene in the 1980s.

In 1988 Hingsen was disqualified after his third false start in the 100 metres to open the decathlon. He would also have started at the 1980 Moscow Games but could not due to the US-led boycott by the Western countries. Hingsen won a silver medal at the 1983 World Championships, while in 1987 he had to retire after the high jump due to an injury. He came in 13th at the 1978 European Championships and won two more silver medals in 1982 and 1986. In 1982-84 Hingsen set three world records with 8,723, 8,779 and 8,798 points.

Hingsen was later modelled in bronze by German artist Arno Breker and received the Silver Bay Leaf in 1982, and the Sports Badge of North Rhine Westfalia in 1984. After his active career Hingsen was employed by an assurance company in Germany. In 1984 he had a small role in a German comedy film Drei und eine halbe Portion (Three and a half portion). His penchant for the media world was underlined by some television appearances in shows of the German private TV station RTL.

Personal Best\: Dec – 8832 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Decathlon West Germany FRG 2 Silver OR
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Men's Decathlon West Germany FRG AC DNF

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1977AT) P(1985AT) T D H C/F/P
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Final Standings 2 OR 8.673 8.695
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany 100 metres 4 826 881 10.91
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany 100 metres Heat Four 3 826 881 10.91
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Long jump 2 980 1.010 7.80
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Long jump Round One NP 7.50
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Long jump Round Two NP 7.70
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Long jump Round Three NP 7.80
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Shot put 2T 840 843 15.87
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Shot put Round One NP 15.87
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Shot put Round Two NP 15.59
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Shot put Round Three NP foul
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany High jump 1 959 915 2.12
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany High jump 1.97 metres NP o
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany High jump 2.03 metres NP o
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany High jump 2.09 metres NP xo
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany High jump 2.12 metres NP xo
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany High jump 2.15 metres NP xo
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany 400 metres 3 914 924 47.69
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany 400 metres Heat Four 3 914 924 47.69
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany 110 metre hurdles 1 928 937 14.29
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany 110 metre hurdles Heat Four 1 928 937 14.29
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Discus throw 2 886 887 50.82
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Discus throw Round One NP 49.80
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Discus throw Round Two NP 50.82
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Discus throw Round Three NP 47.18
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Pole vault 10T 932 760 4.50
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Pole vault 4.50 metres NP xxo
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Pole vault 4.70 metres NP xxx
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Javelin throw 13 767 744 60.44
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Javelin throw Round One NP 51.84
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Javelin throw Round Two NP 60.44
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany Javelin throw Round Three NP 58.74
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany 1,500 metres 3 641 794 4:22.60
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Athletics West Germany 1,500 metres Heat Two 3 641 794 4:22.60
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics West Germany Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics West Germany 100 metres AC DQ 0
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics West Germany 100 metres Heat One AC DQ 0
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