UPDATE: ANSWERS BELOW -
The decathlon is a program of ten Olympic events bunched together in order to find the most gifted athlete.
These are the ten events, in the order they take place -
100m, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400m, 110m Hurdles, Discus Throw, Pole Vault, Javelin Throw, 1500m.
Here’s the question. Without looking it up (google cheaters), in which event is the World Record Decathlon time, distance or height the furthest from the world record for an athlete that specializes in the specific event?
Which event does the world record decathlete come closest to the specialized world record holder?
The event with the biggest discrepancy? DISCUS – the record in the Decathlon is 25% away from the world record holder.
Jurgen Schult of East Germany hurled a discus 74.08 meters.
US Decathlete, Bryan Clay, threw a discus 55.87 meters.
The least differential event?
110 meter hurdles.
World Record – Dayron Robles of Cuba – 12.87 sec
Decathlete record – Ashton Eaton of the USA - 13.35 sec