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Paul Terek

Full name: Paul Anthony Terek
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: October 20, 1979 in Livonia, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: World's Greatest Athlete Decathlon Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Paul Terek grew up in Livonia, Michigan, graduating from Livonia Franklin High School. He then attended Michigan State University where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. In high school, he was a standout wide receiver and defensive back on the football team, but competed only in track at Michigan State. A top pole vaulter in high school, who was state champion in 1997, he competed in the vault and the decathlon in college, placing second in the indoor NCAAs in the pole vault, and in the outdoor decathlon at the 2002 NCAA Meet. Terek competed in three World Championships in the decathlon for the United States, placing 12th in 2003, 13th in 2005, and 10th in 2007, in addition to his 2004 Olympic performance. He competed twice at the famed Götzis, Austria invitational, placing eighth in 2004. Terek also became a minor television celebrity in Japan where he competed on the televised Sasuke obstacle course, and on the show "Pro Sportsman No. 1", where he won that title. Terek retired from athletics in 2010 to pursue a career in nuclear engineering.

Personal Best: PV – 5.50 (2002/2003); Dec – 8312 (2004); Hep (indoor) – 6040 (2004).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 21

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1985AT) T RT L D H C/F/P MAH TM
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings 21 7.893
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States 100 metres 19 878 10.92
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Five 4 10.92 0.141 1
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Long jump 30 799 6.94
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Long jump Group A 15 6.94
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Long jump Group A Round One NP foul
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Long jump Group A Round Two NP 6.94
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Long jump Group A Round Three NP foul
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Shot put 9 799 15.15
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Shot put Group A 5 15.15
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Shot put Group A Round One NP 14.47
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Shot put Group A Round Two NP 14.92
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Shot put Group A Round Three NP 15.15
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States High Jump 19 749 1.94
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States High Jump Group A 15 749 1.94
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States High Jump Group A 1.85 metres 1T o 0 0
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States High Jump Group A 1.88 metres 6 xo 1 1
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States High Jump Group A 1.91 metres 8 xo 1 2
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States High Jump Group A 1.94 metres 8 o 0 2
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States High Jump Group A 1.97 metres 13 xxx 3 5
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States 400 metres 21 835 49.56
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Four 6 49.56 0.273 5
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 29 835 15.12
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Four 7 15.12 0.168 8
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Discus throw 9T 780 45.62
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Discus throw Group B 6 45.62
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Discus throw Group B Round One NP 43.69
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Discus throw Group B Round Two NP foul
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Discus throw Group B Round Three NP 45.62
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Pole Vault 2 5.30
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Pole Vault Group A 2 5.30
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Pole Vault Group A 5.00 metres 1 o 0 0
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Pole Vault Group A 5.10 metres 2 xo 1 1
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Pole Vault Group A 5.20 metres 1 xxo 2 3
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Pole Vault Group A 5.30 metres 2 xxo 2 5
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Pole Vault Group A 5.40 metres 2 xxx 3 8
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Javelin throw 30 598 50.62
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Javelin throw Group B 14 50.62
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Javelin throw Group B Round One NP 48.45
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Javelin throw Group B Round Two NP 50.62
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States Javelin throw Group B Round Three NP 46.97
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States 1,500 metres 28 616 4:50.36
2004 Summer 24 Athina Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat One 13 4:50.36
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