Eelco Sintnicolaas
Eelco Sintnicolaas Daegu 2011.jpg
Eelco Sintnicolaas in 2011
Personal information
Born (1987-04-07) 7 April 1987 (age 35)
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight80 kg (180 lb)
Country Netherlands
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking239 (Decathlon)
4699 (Overall)

Eelco Sintnicolaas (born 7 April 1987, in Dordrecht) is a Dutch track and field athlete, specialising in the decathlon.

His personal best in the decathlon is a score of 8.052 points at the Götzis Meeting in 2009. That same year he earned a gold medal at the U23 European Championships, with 8.112 points, whereas his best result was a silver medal at the 2010 European Championships in Athletics in Barcelona with 8.436 points. At the Götzis Meeting in 2012 he finished second with personal best result 8506 pts.

He cleared 8000 points at the 2013 Decastar meeting, taking third place with a total of 8018.[1]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Netherlands
2005 European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 14th Decathlon (junior) 5997 pts
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 8th Decathlon (junior) 7416 pts
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy Heptathlon DNF
European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 1st Decathlon 8112 pts
World Championships Berlin, Germany Decathlon DNF
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd Decathlon 8436 pts
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 4th Heptathlon 6175 pts
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 5th Decathlon 8298 pts
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th Decathlon 8034 pts
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Heptathlon 6372 pts
World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th Decathlon 8391 pts
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 4th Heptathlon 6198 pts
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 4th Decathlon 8478 pts
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 3rd Heptathlon 6185 pts
World Championships Beijing, China Decathlon DNF
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 16th Decathlon 7025 pts
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Decathlon DNF
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom Decathlon DNF
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 5th Heptathlon 5997 pts
European Championships Berlin, Germany Decathlon DNF

Personal bests


  1. ^ van Kuijen, Hans (2013-09-15). Warner and Melnychenko win in Talence – IAAF Combined Events Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-09-21.