Daley Thompson

Decathlete

Daley Thompson was born on July 30th, 1958 in Worcester Park and is the Decathlete from United Kingdom. Discover Daley Thompson's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 64 years old.

Other Names / Nick Names
Francis Morgan Thompson
Date of Birth
July 30, 1958
Nationality
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Worcester Park
Age
64 years old
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Networth
$4 Million
Profession
Athletics Competitor
Daley Thompson Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 64 years old, Daley Thompson has this physical status:

Height
184cm
Weight
92kg
Hair Color
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Daley Thompson Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Daley Thompson Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
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About Daley Thompson

Francis Morgan Ayodélé "Daley" Thompson, (born 30 July 1958), is a male British 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.

Robert Chalmers described him as "the greatest all-round athlete this country [United Kingdom] has ever produced."

Early life and education

Thompson was born in Notting Hill, London, the second son of a British Nigerian father, Frank Thompson, who ran a minicab firm, and Scottish mother, Lydia, from Dundee. When Thompson was six, his father left home. At seven years old, Lydia sent Thompson to Farney Close Boarding School, Bolney, Sussex, which he described as "a place for troubled children". When Thompson was eleven or twelve, his father was shot dead in Streatham by the husband of a woman whom the father and a friend had dropped off. Thompson's forename is a contraction of Ayodelé, a Yoruba word meaning "joy comes home". Thompson's first ambition was to become a professional footballer, but he later switched his interests to athletics.

Personal life

Thompson has two children with his girlfriend Lisa, and three with ex-wife Tish. Thompson has sporting son’s Elliot and Alex. Elliot Thompson became the national decathlon champion at the 2022 British Athletics Championships. The title was won 46 years after Daley claimed his first national title. Alex plays rugby for the University of Bath and England Sevens.

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