Arthur Abele ‘King Arthur’ (König Arthur)

Arthur Abele won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 2018 European Championships. Celebrating with a makeshift crown on his head and the German flag draped across his shoulders, Abele received his nickname ‘King Arthur’, a reference to decathletes being commonly called ‘King of Athletes’. Decathlon is considered an ultimate test of all around athleticism and ability.

Abele was voted 2018 male German Athlete of the Year.

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