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Bruce Jenner

Full name: William Bruce Jenner
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York, United States
Affiliations: San Jose Stars
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While in high school, Bruce Jenner three times won the Eastern States water ski championship and placed well in the Connecticut State High School track & field meet, but he gave no indication that he would one day become the world's greatest athlete. Jenner went to tiny Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, on a football scholarship, but shortly took up the decathlon and only one year later qualified for the 1972 Olympic team. After placing 10th in the 1972 Olympic decathlon, Jenner won the 1974 AAU title and in 1975 he was PanAm champion and set a world record (8,524) in the triangular meet with the USSR and Poland. In 1976, Jenner won his second AAU title and crowned a brilliant career by taking the Olympic gold medal with a new world record of 8,618 points. The charismatic Jenner became a television and movie personality as soon as his competitive days were over. After splitting with his first wife, he married Linda Thompson, who was Elvis Presley's girlfriend when that legend passed away in 1978. After that marriage ended in divorce, Jenner married Kris Kardashian, ex-wife of Robert Kardashian, one of O. J. Simpson's lawyers, and star of a reality television series in the United States.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.7 (1975); 400 – 47.5 (1976); 1500 – 4:12.6 (1976); 110H – 14.3 (1976); HJ – 6-8 (2.03) (1976); PV – 15-8 (4.80) (1974); LJ – 24-0¼ (7.32) (1974); SP – 50-4½ (15.35) (1976); DT – 169-7 (51.69) (1976); JT – 227-11 (69.47) (1972); Dec – 8634 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 10
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) P(1971AT) P(1985AT) T(A) D P(1962T) P(1985T) H T(H) P(1977AT) P(1977T) C/F/P P(1971HT)
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Final Standings 10 7.722 7.721 7.671
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States 100 metres 24T 721 784 11.35
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States 100 metres Heat One 7 721 784 11.35
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Long jump 30 6.53 721 704
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Long jump Round One NP 6.49
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Long jump Round Two NP 6.53
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Long jump Round Three NP 6.46
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Shot put 22 13.56 700 701
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Shot put Round One NP 13.27
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Shot put Round Two NP 13.54
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Shot put Round Three NP 13.56
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States High jump 11T 788 731 1.92
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States High jump 1.80 metres NP xo
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States High jump 1.86 metres NP o
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States High jump 1.89 metres NP o
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States High jump 1.92 metres NP xo
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States High jump 1.95 metres NP xxx
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States 400 metres 15 829 828 838 49.49 49.5
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States 400 metres Heat One 5 833 828 838 49.49 49.4
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 16 788 780 15.59
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat One 5 788 780 15.59
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Discus throw 14 42.24 729 710
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Discus throw Round One NP foul
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Discus throw Round Two NP foul
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Discus throw Round Three NP 42.24
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Pole vault 4T 945 775 4.55
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Pole vault 4.10 metres NP o
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Pole vault 4.30 metres NP xo
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Pole vault 4.50 metres NP xo
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Pole vault 4.55 metres NP o
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Pole vault 4.60 metres NP xxx
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Javelin throw 2 66.02 833 829
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Javelin throw Round One NP 63.20
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Two NP 66.02
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Three NP 60.88
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States 1,500 metres 4 668 819 4:18.9
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat Two 1 668 819 4:18.9
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Final Standings 1 WR 8.618 8.634 8.617
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 100 metres 8T 874 10.94 819
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Three 2 874 10.94 819
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump 8 7.22 866 865
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump Round One NP 7.05
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump Round Two NP 7.07
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Long jump Round Three NP 7.22
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put 2 15.35 811 809
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put Round One NP 14.96
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put Round Two NP 14.58
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Shot put Round Three NP 15.35
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 2T 831 2.03 882
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.84 metres NP o
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.91 metres NP xo
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 1.97 metres NP o
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 2.00 metres NP o
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 2.03 metres NP xxo
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States High jump 2.06 metres NP xxx
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 400 metres 2 933 47.51 47.5 922 923
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Four 1 933 47.51 47.5 922 923
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 7 869 14.84 866
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Four 2 869 14.84 866
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Discus throw 1 50.04 871 873
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Discus throw Round One NP 50.04
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Discus throw Round Two NP 49.16
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Discus throw Round Three NP 49.16
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Pole vault 2T 849 4.80 1.005
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Pole vault 4.30 metres NP o
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Pole vault 4.60 metres NP xo
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Pole vault 4.70 metres NP xxo
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Pole vault 4.80 metres NP xo
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Pole vault 4.90 metres NP xxx
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Javelin throw 4 68.52 867 862
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Javelin throw Round One NP 61.26
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Two NP 68.12
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Three NP 68.52
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 1,500 metres 2 863 4:12.61 714
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat Three 2 4:12.61