Rico is the son of Uwe Freimuth, a decathlete, and the nephew of Jörg Freimuth, a high jumper won the bronze medal at the 1980 Olympics. At the World Championships 2013 in Moscow, he reached seventh place with 8382 points. 2015 he won at the World Championships in Beijing with the personal best of 8561 points giving him a bronze medal.
Unfortunately he is doing a "nicht gut" job of promoting himself on the Internet. Where is his personal home page? Perhaps his endorsement deal with Addidas will get him to market himself more. Even in GERMAN!
The decathlon has been won by athletes like Bruce Jenner, that Khardashian who had a sex change. Frankly, I would have a sex change and move just to STOP being a Kardashian. But he/it stayed with them. Pathetic.
The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. The word decathlon is of Greek origin, from δέκα (déka, meaning "ten") and ἄθλος (áthlos, or ἄθλον, áthlon, meaning "feat"). Events are held over two consecutive days and the winners are determined by the combined performance in all. Performance is judged on a points system in each event, not by the position achieved. The decathlon is contested mainly by male athletes, while female athletes typically compete in the heptathlon.
Traditionally, the title of "World's Greatest Athlete" has been given to the man who wins the Olympic decathlon. This began when King Gustav V of Sweden told Jim Thorpe, "You, sir, are the world's greatest athlete" after Thorpe won the decathlon at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912. The current decathlon world record holder is American Ashton Eaton, who scored 9045 points at the 2015 IAAF World Championships.
The event developed from the ancient pentathlon. Pentathlon competitions were held at the ancient Greek Olympics. Pentathlons involved five disciplines – long jump, discus throw, javelin throw, sprint and a wrestling match. Introduced in Olympia during 708 BC, the competition was extremely popular for many centuries. By the sixth century BC, pentathlons had become part of religious games. A ten-event competition known as the "all-around" or "all-round" championship, similar to the modern decathlon, was first contested at the United States amateur championships in 1884 and reached a consistent form by 1890; an all-around was held at the 1904 Summer Olympics, though whether it was an official Olympic event has been disputed. The modern decathlon first appeared on the Olympic athletics program at the 1912 Games in Stockholm.
|RICO FREIMUTH INTERVIEWED IN PEKING|
A guy speaking German (which I don't understand even after paying hundreds of dollars for college German lessons) interview's Ashton Eaton (6'1"), Rico Freimuth, Michael Schrader (6'0") and Kai Kazmirek (6'3"). Do ugly people even try out for the Olympics any more? Each one seeks to out-do the other in cuteness!