Daley Thompson, British athlete, Helsinki, Finland, 1983.
© Manchester Daily Express / Science & Society Picture Library
Thompson performing in the high jump at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki where he won the gold medal in the decathlon. Born Francis Morgan Thompson in 1958, Daley made his debut in the decathlon at age 16, winning a competition in Wales. Thompson became the second ever competitor in history to win the gold medal in the decathlon at two consecutive Olympic Games, in 1980 and 1984.