|(Guangzhou Institute of Physical Education,1.Section of Track and Field
Teaching and Research; 2.Library，Guangzhou 510075,China)
Abstract:In order to explore the development trend of men's decathlon and shorten the distance between China's men's decathlon and foreign country's men's decathlon, world's and China's male decathletes's performance indices in 2001 were collected and analyzed. Results and conclusions:(1)China's men's decathlon is far below the world's level, especially in items of pole vault, 400m run and high jump.(2)The slope trend of single item scoring rate curve between China's decathletes and foreign decathletes are basically the same, which reflects the characteristics of decathlon's single items and indicates the distance between China's decathletes and the world's level is from every single item. (3)The classified item scoring rate order of men's decathlon are, descendingly, sprint and hurdle, jump, throwing and indurance, and the decathletes score higher on the 1st day than on the 2nd day of the event.
Key words: decathlon; performance; performance characteristics