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Dave Steen

Full name: David Lee "Dave" Steen
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: November 14, 1959 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Burnaby/University of Toronto Track and Field Club/University of California, Berkeley, USA
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Andrea Page.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Dave Steen came from an athletic family; his father, Don, was a Canadian champion in the decathlon while his uncle, David, won bronze at the 1962 as well as gold at the 1966 and 1970 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in shot put. After winning the decathlon at the 1977 Canada Games, Dave entered the University of Toronto, where he honed his skills. He set the first of 10 Canadian records in the event in 1979 and was selected to represent his nation at the 1980 Summer Olympics, which were eventually boycotted by Canada. After becoming the first Canadian to earn 8,000 points in 1982, he was runner-up in the event at that year's Commonwealth Games, behind 1980 and 1984 Olympic champion Daley Thompson. In 1983 he won gold medals at the Summer Universiade and the Pan American Games, before coming in eighth in the decathlon at the Summer Olympics. He raised the pentathlon record a final time in 1986 and won another silver at that year's Commonwealth Games, again behind Thompson, but failed to finish in the event at the 1987 World Championships. His final tournament was the 1988 Summer Olympics, where he got off to an inauspicious start of seventeenth after the 100 metres, followed by a jump up to eighth place after a fifth place finish in the long jump. Sixteenth in the shot put and high jump knocked him down to twelfth overall, while eighth in the 400 metres, ninth in the 110 metre hurdles, and twelfth in the discus helped him move up to ninth overall. After coming in second in the pole vault, he made it to the bronze medal position with seventh-place finishes in the javelin throw and 1,500 metres to become Canada's first and, as of 2012, only Olympic decathlon medalist. He was named Ontario Athlete of the Year and retired from active competition, following up his career with color commentating for CTV and involvement in anti-doping campaigns. He has been inducted into the British Columbia (1991) and Canada's (1992) Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the Order of Canada (1990).

Personal Best: Dec – 8415 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Decathlon Canada CAN 8
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Men's Decathlon Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1977AT) P(1985AT) T D H C/F/P
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Final Standings 8 8.047 8.025
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada 100 metres 11T 756 817 11.20
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada 100 metres Heat Four 6 756 817 11.20
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Long jump 4 903 913 7.41w
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Long jump Round One NP foul
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Long jump Round Two NP foul
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Long jump Round Three NP 7.41w
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Shot put 21 637 641 12.57
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Shot put Round One NP 12.27
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Shot put Round Two NP 12.32
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Shot put Round Three NP 12.57
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada High jump 5T 882 831 2.03
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada High jump 1.85 metres NP o
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada High jump 1.91 metres NP o
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada High jump 2.00 metres NP o
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada High jump 2.03 metres NP xo
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada High jump 2.06 metres NP xxx
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada 400 metres 5 894 905 48.09
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada 400 metres Heat Four 5 894 905 48.09
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada 110 metre hurdles 18 808 803 15.39
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada 110 metre hurdles Heat Three 7 808 803 15.39
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Discus throw 12 763 747 44.04
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Discus throw Round One NP 39.06
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Discus throw Round Two NP 41.76
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Discus throw Round Three NP 44.04
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Pole vault 5T 1.005 849 4.80
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Pole vault 4.50 metres NP o
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Pole vault 4.70 metres NP xo
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Pole vault 4.80 metres NP xo
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Pole vault 4.90 metres NP xxx
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Javelin throw 15 723 692 56.92
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Javelin throw Round One NP 55.94
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Javelin throw Round Two NP 56.92
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Javelin throw Round Three NP foul
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada 1,500 metres 2 676 827 4:17.70
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada 1,500 metres Heat Two 2 676 827 4:17.70
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Final Standings 3 8.328
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada 100 metres 17T 821 11.18
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada 100 metres Heat Five 5 821 11.18
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Long jump 5 920 7.44
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Long jump Round One NP 7.44
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Long jump Round Two NP 7.33
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Long jump Round Three NP 7.38
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Shot put 16T 741 14.20
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Shot put Round One NP 13.90
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Shot put Round Two NP 14.20
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Shot put Round Three NP 14.05
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada High jump 16T 776 1.97
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada High jump 1.85 metres NP o
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada High jump 1.91 metres NP o
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada High jump 1.97 metres NP xo
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada High jump 2.00 metres NP xxx
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada 400 metres 8 895 48.29
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada 400 metres Heat Three 4 895 48.29
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada 110 metre hurdles 13 873 14.81
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada 110 metre hurdles Heat Two 5 873 14.81
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Discus throw 12 739 43.66
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Discus throw Round One NP 43.66
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Discus throw Round Two NP foul
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Discus throw Round Three NP 42.02
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Pole vault 2T 972 5.20
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Pole vault 4.80 metres NP o
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Pole vault 5.00 metres NP o
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Pole vault 5.10 metres NP o
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Pole vault 5.20 metres NP xxo
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Pole vault 5.30 metres NP xxx
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Javelin throw 7 801 64.16
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Javelin throw Round One NP 61.44
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Javelin throw Round Two NP 64.16
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada Javelin throw Round Three NP 62.58
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada 1,500 metres 7 790 4:23.20
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Canada 1,500 metres Heat Two 4 790 4:23.20