Faster, Higher, Stronger: Day of Golden Drama
American Ashton Eaton backed up his world record performance in June by winning the gold medal on Thursday in the decathlon.
The title of "World's Greatest Athlete" now belongs to American Ashton Eaton, who won gold in the men's decathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
LONDON (AP) — Ashton Eaton won the Olympic decathlon gold medal by 198 points on Thursday night. Eaton set the decathlon world record at the U.S. trials in June and backed it up with an Olympic victory with 8869 points. Two-time world champion Trey
Cuba's Leonel Suarez scored the highest point total in the javelin of the men's decathlon on Thursday, throwing a 76.94 on his first attempt, easily the best mark of the day.
After cutting Eaton's margin to 99 points with better performances in the hurdles and the discus throw in the morning, two-time world champion Hardee lost ground again with an inferior mark in the pole vault. Eaton cleared 5.20 meters in the pole vault