Profession highlights of American decathlete Rafer Johnson, who died Wednesday on the age of 86:
1955 — Received gold medal at Pan American Video games in Mexico Metropolis, competing in simply his fourth decathlon.
1955 — Set decathlon world report with 7,985 factors at a meet in his hometown of Kingsburg, California.
1956 — Received first nationwide decathlon championship.
1956 — Received silver medal at Melbourne Olympics.
1958 — Set world report (8,357 factors) whereas defeating Vasily Kuznetsov of the Soviet Union throughout a U.S.-Soviet twin meet in Moscow.
1958 — Units one other world report (8,683 factors) in Eugene, Oregon.
1960 — Received Olympic gold medal at Rome Video games.
1960 — Named Related Press Athlete of the 12 months and winner of James E. Sullivan Award as nation’s excellent beginner athlete.