Winning the decathlon at the Olympic Games is often considered synonymous with conferring the coveted title of ‘World's Greatest Athlete’ on a person; and winning this title more than once has caused many to regard Daley Thomson to be the world’s greatest all-rounder in the field of athletics. Former English decathlete Daley Thompson’s claim to fame was the consecutive gold medals he won at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games and the world record that he broke for the event four times.
The Team GB rowing four with their coxswain, after winning the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, 1984. They are Martin Cross, Richard Budgett, Andy Holmes, Steve Redgrave and Adrian Ellison.
Daley Thompson Francis Morgan Ayodélé "Daley" Thompson CBE (born 30 July 1958), is a former decathlete from England. 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 the greatest decathlete of all time.