Cedric Dubler has compiled a tremendous junior career and is now Australia’s leading all-rounder. After placing fourth at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships, he won silver two years later in an Australian under-20 record. After a lean 2015 year, he was superb at the 2016 Nationals and Olympic Trial, scoring 8114 points to exceed the Olympic qualifying standard by 14 points and move to the third best in Australian history. He became the first Australian decathlete to qualify for the Olympics since 2000. He backed up his Trial performance with an excellent score of 8024 points at the Rio Olympics, placing 14th – the best by an Aussie for 32 years.
On limited preparation in 2017, he defended his national title and placed 18th at the 2017 IAAF World Championships.
He prepared meticulously for a shot at the Commonwealth Games in his own state. Over the 2017/18 summer he made improvements in the 110m hurdles (massive), discus and pole vault. On day one at the national championships and Commonwealth Games trials, he smashed his 100m and shot put personal bests. His overnight score was just 23 points shy of his PB schedule. He opened day two with a decathlon 110 hurdles PB of 14.21, then hit two more PBs in the pole vault and javelin. He closed with a solid 1500m for a PB score of 8229. He noted after the competition he had cruised in the 400m and in other events, noting his major goal was in six weeks at the Games. His score was the best by an Australian for nearly 20 years.
The Vlogger has produced original social content, and his LinkedIn profile notes him as a: “Brand Ambassador, Social Influencer and Content Creator.” One of his Facebook posts, a video of him unpacking his London world championships uniform, has been viewed 2.7k times.