Daley Thompson

po_Thompson-DaleyFrancis Morgan Ayodélé “Daley” Thompson (born July 30, 1958), is an English former decathlete.

Thompson 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 (along with Bob Mathias and Dan O’Brien). Robert Chalmers described him as “the greatest all-round athlete this country [United Kingdom] has ever produced.”