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Subject: The 2nd day of the Decathlon and the final results rss

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Ron Pfeiffer
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Day two begins with the 100-meter High Hurdles. The first group is led by Milt Campbell with a time of 13.45 followed by Russ Hodge at 13.80, Tomas Dvorak at 14.00, Jurgin Hingsen at 14.25, Kurt Bendlin at 14.35, Willi Holdorf at 14.50, Nikolai Avilov at 14.55 and Jim Bausch at 14.90.

Guido Kratschmer leads the way for group two in 13.45 and is followed in order by Akilles Jarvinen, Dave Johnson, Helge Lovland, Rafer Johnson, Vasily Kuznetsov, Bruce Jenner and Aleksander Klumberg-Kolmpere.

Group 3 has an unfortunate incident. 2008 Gold medal winner, American Bryan Clay twists an ankle while jumping a hurdle and is eliminated from this event. Clay grimacing on the track is seen with head bowed, in tears attempting to get up and continue while his coach puts an end to Clay’s competition. Times for those that finished were O’Brien 13.75, Sebrle 13.85, Mathias 14.20, Osborn 14.30, Morris 14.35 Schenk 15.40 and finally Nool at 15.50.

The 4th group is lead by Robert Zmelik of the Czech Republic in a time of 13.90 and is followed by C.K.Yang of Taiwan at 13.95, Daley Thompson of Great Britain 14.15, Bill Toomey of the USA who appears to pull up a little lame but finishes in a time of 14.30. The rest of the field has Hans-Heinrich Sievert of Germany at 14.75, Jim Thorpe of the United States at 14.80, Hugo Wieslander of Sweden at 14.85 and Paavo Yrjola of Sweden at 15.15.

Standings after 6 events

KRATSCHNER ** 5850
R JOHNSON 5799
THORPE 5685
HODGE 5651
OBRIEN 5592

Bryan Clay of the United States is the first competitor eliminated from the competition because of injury.

The Discus is next. Group A’s best throw comes from Willi Holdorf at 182’. Group B’s best belongs to Aleksander Klumbert-Kolmpere at a very good 194’ while a 170’ throw by Glen Morris is best in Group 3 and a fine throw of 190’ by Hans Heinrich Sievert leads group 4.




The top 10 after 7 events goes like this:
KRATSCHNER ** 6726
R JOHNSON 6695
SIEVERT 6612
HODGE 6567
THORPE 6550
KUZNETSOV 6528
KLUM-KOLK** 6471
CAMPBELL 6461
OBRIEN 6409
THOMPSON 6396

The Pole Vault is event 8 and similar to the High Jump from day 1 this event has the most strategic possibilities in this game. Once again extra jumps can allow the competitor to accumulate higher scores at the risk of over doing it and incurring penalties in the final 1500 meter run. This event causes some competitors problems as a number are hurt.

The first group out winds up being led by the 16’9” vault by Hingsen who uses 10 attempts to reach that height. (He will incur a penalty in the long race to follow) and Tomas Dvorak is injured during the vault during his 16’1” attempt.

Group two sees the second competitor drop out. The leader after 7 events, Guido Kratschmer hurts himself while attempting his first vault at 15’4” and is eliminated. Dave Johnson has an amazing event, far behind in the standings he goes for broke deciding to pass at all levels up to 17’4” which he then successfully clears. Realizing that he simply cannot vault any higher he stops and moves on to the Javelin event.

Group three also has an injury during its competition. Glenn Morris hurts himself attempting to better his vault of 14’5”. Best vault from this group was 18’0” by Erki Nool.

An 18’0”vault from CJ Yang tops the group 4 competitors and earns Yang 1067 points.

So after 8 events the top 10 looks like this.
1 R JOHNSON 7455
2 THOMPSON 7431
3 KUZNETSOV 7408
4 SIEVERT 7372
5 HODGE 7357
6 OBRIEN 7350
7 THORPE 7310
8 KLUM-KOLK ** 7290
9 YANG 7281
10 ZMELIK 7241

Rafer Johnson of the United States leads going into the final 2 events of this All-Time Decathlon event.

Event number 9 the Javelin: Avilovs' 2nd throw goes for 246’, Bauschs' 3rd throw beats Avilov 248’, Bendlins' 3rd throw is a spectacular 275’. The rest of the group has Campbells' 1st throw of 207’, Dvoraks' 1st throw of 219’. Hingsten also a 1st throw of 219’, Hodge a 2nd throw of 226’ and Holdorf who only has 1 successful throw, his 2nd one, at only 185’.

The next group has Klumberg-Kolmpere make the best throw of the event a resounding 277’ with his first attempt. Bruce Jenner threw 235’ with his last attempt, Kuznetsov’s best was a 2nd throw of 233’, D Johnson a 2nd throw of 229’, Lovland a final throw of 219’. Jarvinan a 2nd throw of 216’ and a poor throw from contender Rafer Johnson of 203’ which might cost him this Decathlon.

No one except Schenk did exceptionally well from group 3. Christian was a group best 231’ followed by 228’ from Sebrle, 218’ from Mathias, 215’ from Nool, 212’ from Obrien, 208’ form Osborn and a poor 196’ from Morris.

So after 9 events the standings look like this:

1 SIEVERT 8434
2 KLUM-KOLK** 8430
3 KUZNETSOV 8314
4 THOMPSON ** 8271
5 HODGE 8230
6 R JOHNSON 8221
7 OBRIEN 8158
8 YANG 8145
9 BENDLIN 8120
10 tie TOOMEY 8027
10 HINGSEN 8027
12 ZMELIK 8017
13 SEBRIE 8013
14 BAUSCH 8010
15 YRLOLA 8002
16 THORPE 7984
17 AVILOV 7967
18 JARVINEN 7954
19 CAMPBELL 7948
20 SCHENK 7894
21 DVOREK ** 7891
22 MATHIAS 7888
23 OSBORN ** 7879
24 WIESLANER 7828
25 HOLDORF 7807
26 JENNER 7788
27 NOOL** 7786
28 LOVLAND 7770
29 D JOHNSON 7760
30 MORRIS 7751
31 KRATSCHNER-out 6726
32 CLAY-out 4785

An interesting thing has happened in my event. Hans Heinrich Sievert of Germany, a non-medal winner in the Olympics leads after 9 events. In John Weber’s session report Sievert won John's event. I wonder what is going to happen here! Can a non-winner succeed in winning against the best decathletes of all-time TWICE?? Or can Aleksander Klumberg-Kolmpere, Vasily Kuznetsov , Rafer Johnson or someone further back in the standings come from behind to win. The 1500 Meter Run determines it all.

Results from slowest to best.
#30. Hugo Wieslander hurts himself during the race and finishes in a time of 4:54 for 595 points.
#29. Paavo Yrjola 4:52 for 607pts
#28. Christian Schenk 4:46 for 643pts
#27. Dave Johnson running hurt in a time of 4:39 for 687pts
#26. tie Harold Osborn running hurt in a time of 4:31 for 738pts
#26 tie Russ Hodge also in 4:31 for 738pts
#24. Helge Lovland 4:26 for 771pts
#23. tie Erki Nool 4:23 for 791 pts
#23. tie Nikolei Avilov also in 4:23 for 791 pts
#21, Tomas Dvorak running hurt in 4:20 and 812pts
#20. tie Bruce Jenner 4:19 for 818 pts
#20. tie Jurgen Hingsen 4:19 for 818 pts
#18. Jim Bausch 4:18 for 825 pts.
#17. tie Daley Thompson running hurt 4:15 for 846 pts
#17. tie Roman Sebrle 4:15 for 846 pts.
#15. Aleksander Klumberg-Kolmpere 4:13 for 860pts
#14. Jim Thorpe 4:12 for 867 pts.
#13. Hans-Heinrich Sievert 4:11 for 874 pts.
#12. tie Robert Zmelik 4:10 for 881pts.
#12. tie Akilles Jarvinen 4:10 for 881 pts.
#12. tie Glenn Morris 4:10 for 881 pts.
#9. tie Bob Mathias 4:07 for 903 pts.
#9.tie Vasily Kuznetsov 4:07 for 903pts
#7. tie Kurt Bendlin 4:06 for 910 pts
#7. tie CK Yang 4:06 for 910 pts
#5. Bill Toomey 4:01 for 947 pts.
#4. Dan Obrien 4:00 for 954 pts.
#3. Willi Holdorf 3:59 for 962 pts.
#2. Milt Campbell 3:58 for 969 pts
#1. RAFER JOHNSON 3:57 for 977 pts.

So Rafer Johnson wins the 1500 meter run



FINAL STANDINGS

1 H H SIEVERT- GERMANY 9308
2 KLUM-KOLK ** - ESTONIA 9290
3 KUZNETSOV - USSR 9220
4 R JOHNSON - USA 9198
5 THOMPSON – G BRITAIN 9117
6 OBRIEN - USA 9112
7 YANG - TAIWAN 9055
8 BENDLIN - W GERMANY 9030
9 TOOMEY - USA 8974
10 HODGE - USA 8968
11 CAMPBELL - USA 8917
12 ZMELIK – CZECH REP 8898
13 SEBRLE – CZECH REP 8859
14 THORPE - USA 8851
15 HINGSEN – W GERMANY 8845
16 tie JARVINEN - FINLAND 8835
16 BAUSCH - USA 8835
18 MATHIAS - USA 8794
19 HOLDORF – W GERMANY 8769
20 AVILOV - USSR 8758
21 DVOREK – CZECH REP 8703
22 MORRIS - USA 8632
23 OSBORN** - USA 8617
24 YRLOLA - FINLAND 8609
25 JENNER - USA 8606
26 NOOL ** - ESTONIA 8577
27 LOVLAND - NORWAY 8541
28 SCHENK – E GERMANY 8537
29 D JOHNSON ** USA 8447
30 WIESLANDER** - SWEDEN 8423
31 KRATSCHNER-out - W GER 6726
32 CLAY-out - USA 4785
** sustained an injury during the Decathlon



In conclusion, this was a long tedious game to complete. I am not sure if the fact that Hans Sievert won both of our Decathlons reflects on some error in the game or just simply that John Weber and I experienced an unusual happening. In both of our games the final scores attained by the athletes were higher than what would be normal results. Perhaps that was caused by an error in the game or perhaps it was simply the result of the VERY BEST MARATHONERS competing against each other where putting out their very best efforts was absolutely needed to win. No matter! Congrats to HANS HEINRICH SIEVERT for being victorious.

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1) Darn, I was hoping Jim Thorpe would pull of a come-from-behind victory.

2) Why did you call the athletes "marathoners"? Don't you mean decathletes?
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Will

Sorry I thought I found every place in the article where I had made the error and fixed it. I guess I missed someplace!!
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Did the player cards come with the game or did you create your own? If so, is it very difficult to do?
Thanks!
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Brad, I used the files created by 'lemonhead' that are listed in the file area with the game. I actually created one for Bryan Clay but now I see that 'lemonhead' has done so too.

I never got to see if my Clay was accurate because he dropped out of the compettion so early. I found the newly created decathaletes from 'lemonhead' pretty accurate and certainly useable for the event that I staged.

The only caveat that I would make is that the final scores seemed a bit high.
 
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