17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Men’s decathlon preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Czech decathlete Jiri Sykora (Getty Images)Czech decathlete Jiri Sykora (Getty Images) © Copyright

Inspired by former world record-holder Roman Sebrle and three-time world champion Tomas Dvorak, Jiri Sykora wants to win what no other Czech man has accomplished: the global junior title.

And he has shown he is ready to rise to occasion following his national junior records in both the junior decathlon (8047) and the senior decathlon (7927), the latter surpassing the previous mark set by Dvorak.

Germany’s Tim Nowak, South Africa’s Friedrich Pretorius, Russia’s Roman Kondryatyev and Cuba’s Santiago Ford should also feature high in the final standings.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF

Men's Decathlon Junior Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Gunnar Nixon USA USA 11 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Jirí Sýkora 8135 CZE CZE Eugene (Hayward Field), OR 23 JUL 2014

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Jirí Sýkora CZE CZE 8135
2 Cedric Dubler AUS AUS 8094
3 Tim Nowak GER GER 7980
4 Fredriech Pretorius RSA RSA 7791
5 Evgeniy Likhanov RUS RUS 7788