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Melnichenko wins heptathlon

Ganna Melnichenko of Ukraine won the heptathlon gold medal at the world championships Tuesday for her first major title. Melnichenko finished just behind closet rival Brianne Theisen Eaton of Canada in the final 800-meter race, but it was enough to protect her lead. Theisen Eaton earned the silver and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands took the bronze. Melnichenko collected 6,586...
Via Fox Olympics
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Eaton, Reese win gold at worlds

Ashton Eaton added the world title to his Olympic decathlon gold medal and Brittney Reese reigned over the long jump for the third time in a row in a golden day for the United States. Later Sunday, Usain Bolt was to make his return to the final of the 100 meters, two years after he was disqualified for a false start in the biggest setback on his sterling career. Eaton blazed away...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Eaton increases decathlon lead

Olympic champion Ashton Eaton closed in on the decathlon gold medal at the world championships on Sunday, extending his lead after eight events. Eaton cleared a season-best 5.20 meters to place third in the pole vault. With the javelin and 1,500 meters remaining, the American has 7,252 points, 181 points ahead of Michael Schrader of Germany. Another German, Rico Freimuth, was 245...
Via Fox Olympics
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Eaton leads decathlon after 3 events

Olympic champion Ashton Eaton held a narrow lead over Michael Schrader after three events of the decathlon on Saturday at the world championships. Eaton is the world-record holder in the demanding decathlon competition that goes over two days. The American earned 2,755 points going into the final two events of the first day, with Schrader trailing with 2,707. Schrader is one of...
Via Fox Sports
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton Returns To Track Town USA

On Thursday, Olympic gold-medalist Ashton Eaton made an appearance before the Oregon state Senate, thanking them for their support of the Olympic Trials last summer in Eugene. Eaton took the trials and London by storm last year after setting the world record and garnering gold in the decathlon. It’s not everyday Salem is graced with the presence of the world’s best athlete but...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Cosby Says He Was 'Glad' He Could 'Push' Ashton Eaton to Gold Medal in London Olympics (Video)

Bill Cosby is proud of his track and field tradition. Cosby participated in enough disciplines in his track and field days -- which once included him captaining a school team -- that his later standup routines pillorying the sport were full of insider information. Cosby has since kept up with track and field feats, all the way to this summer's Olympics. Cosby was one of many...
Via NESN.com
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton wins Olympic decathlon

After two days and ten events American Ashton Eaton is the Olympic decathlon gold medalist by 198 points, an now the world's best athlete. Eaton finished with 8,869 points, he set the world record in the event at the U.S. trials in June. Fellow American and two-time world champion Trey Hardee took the silver medal with 8,671 points while Leonel Suarez of Cuba got the bronze with...
Via Sports-Glory
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Eaton leads after 3 decathlon events

Ashton Eaton is more concerned with getting an Olympic medal in the decathlon than breaking his world record. But how about both? The 24-year-old American broke Bill Toomey's 44-year-old record in the 100-meter dash and built a 105-point lead over teammate and world champion Trey Hardee after the opening three events Wednesday. He was just 57 points shy of the pace when he broke...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Eaton wins heat to start decathlon

Ashton Eaton started off the decathlon with an Olympic-best performance in the 100 meters on Wednesday. The American has the spotlight on him after breaking the world record at the U.S. trials in June when he finished with 9,039 points. His mark eclipsed Roman Sebrle's 11-year-old record by 13 points. Eaton, of Eugene, Ore., finished the 100 in 10.35 seconds, beating the time...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Eaton wins his heat to start Olympic decathlon

Ashton Eaton started off the decathlon with an Olympic-best performance in the 100 meters on Wednesday. The American has the spotlight on him after breaking the world record at the U.S. trials in June when he finished with 9,039 points. His mark eclipsed Roman Sebrle's 11-year-old record by 13 points. Eaton, of Eugene, Ore., finished the 100 in 10.35 seconds, beating the time...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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