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  1. Add to this: If Taylor will be selected to be...

    Add to this:
    If Taylor will be selected to be No.1 in Track and field news ranking then he will lead Edwards 8-7
    Top 10 average: 17.961 - 17.954 for Taylor
    And as AS pointed out the advantage in...
  2. The Cinderella story of Lonah Chemtai Salpeter...

    The Cinderella story of Lonah Chemtai Salpeter
    As the name suggests LCS is a Kenyan-born athlete who represents Israel. However, her story is much different to that of other athletes’ who migrate...
  3. First gold medal for Israel (Averbukh won Silver...

    First gold medal for Israel (Averbukh won Silver and Bronze)
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    Men Mayer FRA 9126 Warner CAN 8834...

    Men
    Mayer FRA 9126
    Warner CAN 8834
    Kazmirek GER 8568
    Lindon GRN 8561
    Kaul GER 8547
    Maicel EST 8482
    Shkurenyov RUS 8465
    Lepage CAN 8459
    Bruan NED 8375
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    Women Thiam BEL 7040 Johnson-Tomp GBR 6814...

    Women
    Thiam BEL 7040
    Johnson-Tomp GBR 6814
    Bougard USA 6737
    Vetter NED 6631
    Williams USA 6612
    Krizsan HUN 6597
    Dadic AUT 6584
    Preiner AUT 6574
    Ruckstuhl SUI 6424
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    The boring details. The score of each athlete...

    The boring details.

    The score of each athlete is calculated as her average between the best results of the heptathlon/decathlon since 2016 and adjusted sum of PBs in individual events.

    The...
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    Multi-event rankings

    This is an idea that I had few years ago to rank all multi-event athletes according to their performance in recent past. The notion is similar to the ATP rankings in tennis, but due to the infrequent...
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    With Schafer and Ikauniece out, Bougard/Williams...

    With Schafer and Ikauniece out, Bougard/Williams have a good chance to medal.
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    Maru Teferi will represent Israel in the marathon...

    Maru Teferi will represent Israel in the marathon (from the Israeli athletic website)
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    Hanna Minenko (TJ) is out of the WCH with injury,...

    Hanna Minenko (TJ) is out of the WCH with injury, as the rest of the Israeli team is announced.

    https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5587324,00.html
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    Lonah Chemtai Salpeter (ISR) will participate...

    Lonah Chemtai Salpeter (ISR) will participate only in the Marathon in Doha (so you can take her out of the 5000 & 10000)
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    Both American heptathletes are able to score...

    Both American heptathletes are able to score ~6,700 that was enough to win a medal in all recent major championships.
    Having said that, I cannot remember the last time an American had a good...
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    Both Hawkins (6.26) and Kunz (6.34) above what...

    Both Hawkins (6.26) and Kunz (6.34) above what needed for "q". If both will equal their PBs in the last two events then they will get the Q.
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    P. A very close (3 points) and high quality...

    P.
    A very close (3 points) and high quality battle between Williams and Bougard. both can score above 6,600 and likely to be a medal contenders in Doha. Williams is better is the LJ (6.69 vs. 6.62)...
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    I think it is extremely likely that 8188 will be...

    I think it is extremely likely that 8188 will be enough (only 18 with Q and 8188 is the best q).
    Further on this subject:
    If ZZ has the Q and Williams has a q who gets to go?
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    The race to 8200 Only Simmons and the two...

    The race to 8200
    Only Simmons and the two Williams have a realistic chance to break 8,200.

    These are the results they need in the last 5 events (in brackets their PB):
    Simmons - 14.50 (14.18),...
  17. While 38m maybe a stretch the 100 & 400 times way...

    While 38m maybe a stretch the 100 & 400 times way underestimate JJK's ability.
    In the 100 if we assume 0.1 loss for every hurdle, we get ~11.6 (if we use her 22.3 in the 200 we will get an...
  18. This is the 100 time (same order as the men...

    This is the 100 time (same order as the men decathlon).
    https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/united-states/jackie-joyner-kersee-62683

    And with 22.3 200 and 12.6 100h I am sure that 12.2 is extremely...
  19. Probably the WR as well. Let's say that she will...

    Probably the WR as well.
    Let's say that she will score:
    12.2 (12.06)
    7.2 (7.49)
    15.5 (16.00)
    1.88 (1.91)
    54.5 (53.60 & 55.05 in the 400h)
    12.7 (12.61)
    38.00 (No PB but she in better that Grey...
  20. On paper she should easily get the record as it...

    On paper she should easily get the record as it demonstrates in the table below

    Event Performance Score
    100m... 12.44sec..... 870
    Discus 40.98m......... 673
    Pole Vault 3.65m...... 824...
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    I have many thoughts on the topic as I was trying...

    I have many thoughts on the topic as I was trying to come up with a model to predict decathlon (and Heptathlon) scores few years ago (I think that I have few posts on the topic). Not to brag or...
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    Jack Lint in forth place broke his PB by 142...

    Jack Lint in forth place broke his PB by 142 points. What is special about Lint's performance is that his result his higher than his sum of PBs by 3 points (for comparison Erm was 223 points behind...
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    Warner against his decathlon PB (8795). A (*)...

    Warner against his decathlon PB (8795). A (*) means PB
    100* 10.12 (+46)
    HJ 7.67 (-35)
    SP* 15.34 (32)
    HJ 2.00 (-28)
    400 47.38 (16)
    110h 13.64 (-2)
    DT 47.23 (-2)
    PV 4.60 (-59)
    JT 63.03 (26)
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    Thanks El Toro. Really surprised by the...

    Thanks El Toro.

    Really surprised by the results - I was expecting a negative relation between the two especially for American athletes that are competing in the early 20' in the collegiate system....
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    Very good posts. Can you please check the...

    Very good posts.
    Can you please check the relation between age and the number of decathlons for non-American
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