Being a decathlete is like having ten girlfriends. You have to love them all, and you can’t afford losing one.
When I lost my decathlon world record I took it like a man. I only cried for ten hours.
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|Birth:||30th July, 1958|
Daley Thompson is an English former decathlete. He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times. With four world records, two Olympic gold medals, three Commonwealth titles, and wins in the World and European Championships, Thompson is considered by many to be one of the greatest decathletes of all time. Robert Chalmers described him as "the greatest all-round athlete this country has ever produced."
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