|Representing United States|
|World Indoor Championships|
Tom Pappas (born September 6, 1976 in Azalea, Oregon) is an American track & field decathlete.
Pappas won the gold medal at the 2003 World Championships held outside Paris, France and was rated number 1 in the world that year by Track & Field News. He is a four-time US champion (2000, 2002, 2003, 2006) and was the 1999 NCAA champion while attending the University of Tennessee. He finished fifth at the 2000 Olympic decathlon, and competed in but did not finish the decathlon due to a foot injury at the 2004 Olympic Games. His personal best in the decathlon is 8,784 points while winning the 2003 US Championships held at Stanford University, CA.
He won the 2003 Jesse Owens Award from USATF, signifying he was Athlete of the Year.
Tom Pappas is currently the co-owner of Lane 5 Crossfit in Eugene, Oregon.
He placed 3rd at the United States Olympic Trials in the Decathlon in Eugene, Oregon in July, 2008 to qualify for the Beijing Olympics in August.
Pappas also was unable to complete the decathlon in Beijing due to injury in 2008.
|1999||World Championships||Seville, Spain||DNF||Decathlon|
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||5th||Decathlon|
|2001||Goodwill Games||Brisbane, Australia||3rd||Decathlon|
|2003||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, England||1st||Heptathlon|
|World Championships||Paris, France||1st||Decathlon|
|Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||DNF||Decathlon|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, PR China||DNF||Decathlon|
|100 metres||10.65||6 June 2003||Hypo-Meeting||Gotzis||-0.2 m/s wind|
|400 metres||47.58||26 August 2003||World Championships||Paris Saint-Denis|
|1500 metres||4:35.14||1 January 1995|
|110 metre hurdles||13.90||30 May 2004||Hypo-Meeting||Gotzis||0.3 m/s wind|
|High Jump||2.21 m||27 September 2000||Olympics||Sydney|
|Pole Vault||5.20 m||30 May 2004||Hypo-Meeting||Gotzis|
|Long Jump||7.96 m||21 June 2003||National Championships||Palo Alto||1.4 m/s wind|
|Shot Put||17.26||29 June 2008||Olympic Trials||Eugene|
|Javelin||66.56 m||9 June 2000||Sarasota|
|Discus Throw||52.18||1 January 2003|
|Decathlon||8784||22 June 2003||National Championships||Palo Alto|