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Valbjörn Þorláksson

Full name: Valbjörn Þorláksson
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: June 9, 1934 in Siglufjörður, Norðurland eystra, Iceland
Died: December 3, 2009 in Skógar, Suðurland, Iceland
Affiliations: KR, Reykjavík (ISL)
Country: ISL Iceland
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Valbjörn Þorláksson competed in three Olympics Games, competing in the pole vault in 1960 and the decathlon in 1964 and 1968. He also competed at the European Championships in the decathlon in 1962 and 1966, not finishing in 1966 due to an injury in the 100. His pole vault mark of 4.50 in 1961 was an Icelandic record.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.7 (1964); 200 – 22.1 (1958); 110H – 14.7 (1971); 400H – 56.1 (1979); HJ – 1.83 (1962); PV – 4.50 (1961); LJ – 6.94 (1967); SP – 13.78i (1968); DT – 44.12 (1964); JT – 63.91 (1966); Dec – 7354 (7184 1977).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Men's Pole Vault Iceland ISL 14T QR
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Men's Decathlon Iceland ISL 12
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Decathlon Iceland ISL AC DNF

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Iceland Qualifying Round 14T 4.20 0 0 2
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Iceland Qualifying Round 3.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Iceland Qualifying Round 4.00 metres 1T o 0 0 1 4.00
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Iceland Qualifying Round 4.20 metres 4T o 0 0 2 4.20
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Iceland Qualifying Round 4.30 metres 14T xxx 0 0 2 4.20

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 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland Final Standings 12 7,135 6.958
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland 100 metres 9T 780 786 11.1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland 100 metres Heat Five 1 780 786 11.1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland Long jump 18 6.43 699 682
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland Shot put 14 13.10 671 673
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland High jump 10T 689 636 1.81
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland 400 metres 12 801 804 50.1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland 400 metres Heat One 2 801 804 50.1
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland 110 metre hurdles 12 787 751 15.6
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland 110 metre hurdles Heat Five 3 787 751 15.6
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland Discus throw 12 39.70 680 658
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland Pole vault 3T 909 731 4.40
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland Javelin throw 11 56.19 714 681
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland 1,500 metres 15 5:00.6 405 556
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Iceland 1,500 metres Heat Three 3 5:00.6 405 556
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Iceland Final Standings AC DNF
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Iceland 100 metres 18T 780 786 11.1 11.12 834
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Iceland 100 metres Heat Three 3 780 786 11.1 11.12 834
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Iceland Long jump 23 6.76 769 757
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Iceland Shot put 24T 12.59 638 642
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Iceland High jump 22T 588 544 1.70
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Iceland 400 metres 25 671 667 53.2 53.22 672
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Athletics Iceland 400 metres Heat Three 4 671 667 53.2 53.22 672