How Old is Daley Thompson? Daley Thompson is 63 years old currently. Daley Thompson was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Honours List before being awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen’s Millennium Honors List for his services to Athletics.
Daley Thompson Wikipedia
|Full Name||Daley Thompson|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Date Of Birth||July 30, 1958|
|Place Of Birth||Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom|
|Height||6′ 2″ (1.88 m)|
|Children||Elliot Thompson, Alex Thompson, Austin Thompson, Rachel Thompson, Aaron Thompson|
|Parents||Frank Thompson, Lydia Thompson|
|Partner||Lisa Clayton, Lisa Clayton|
|Awards||BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award|
|Nominations||Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year|
|TV Shows||Gladiators: Train 2 Win|
Francis Morgan Ayodélé “Daley” Thompson CBE (born 30 July 1958), 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 (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.”
Daley Thompson, a former English decathlete, is widely regarded as the best decathlete of all time. Thompson holds four world records and has won two Olympic gold medals, three Commonwealth championships, two European Championship titles, and a World Championship gold medal.
He is also the only athlete to hold the European, Commonwealth, World, and Olympic titles in the same event at the same time. From 1978 through 1987, he was the undisputed decathlon champion for nine years in a row. If that wasn’t enough, you might be astonished to learn that his 8847 points at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles remain a UK record to this day.
Thompson is one of just two decathletes in history to have won two Olympic medals, the other being Bob Mathias. His battle with Jurgen Hingsen drew a lot of attention during his illustrious career. The two were continuously exchanging world records, each one outdoing the other. Thompson, on the other hand, consistently outperformed Hingsen in key competitions. Thompson’s career was cut short due to a recurring hamstring problem. Despite this, he is still regarded as the best athlete the country has ever produced.