The American did not need the cushion, and eased past Mayer with 200m of the race remaining to retain his crown and equal Šebrle’s Olympic record of 8,993 points, set at Athens 2004.In winning back-to-back Olympic titles, Eaton emulated Great Britain’s Daley Thompson, the last decathlete to achieve the feat, at Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984. One month later, the newlyweds won decathlon gold and heptathlon silver at the World Championships in Moscow, results they repeated in 2015 in Beijing, with Eaton totalling 9,045 points to post the only world record of the championships, a mark that was still unbeaten by the time he retired and which looks set to stand for a very long time. ‘Hey do you want to watch a movie?’ ‘No, I have a hard workout tomorrow.’ ”At Hayward Field during the trials, Eaton was cheered on by another family member: his mother, Roz. Ashton Eaton, who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon in 2012 and 2016, has been selected to the University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame. “I think it makes the pursuit quite a bit easier because she understands what it takes,” Eaton said, of Theisen-Eaton. Ten years ago, Tate Metcalf, a high-school track coach in Bend, Oregon, was trying to find a college that would give one of his athletes a scholarship. Faced with an unexpected challenge, Eaton dug deep to produce a final throw of 59.77m and take a 44-point lead into the 1,500m, which equated to more than seven seconds. “He didn’t want to keep winning because nobody else had an opportunity to win when he competed,” she said. Five days later, the American, who always played down the tag of “the world’s greatest athlete”, began his title defence by running 10.46 in the 100m, the second-fastest time of the day. In the process, Eaton picked up a shoulder injury that hampered him in the penultimate discipline, the javelin, in which France’s Kevin Mayer moved right into contention for gold with a throw of 65.04m.
Marra, who once coached Dan O’Brien – the Atlanta 1996 Olympic decathlon champion, former world record holder and three-time world champion – would stay with the pair through to the end of their careers. He’s watching you because I gave him permission to watch you.’ And they took care of him.”Unlike many young athletes, Eaton was competition-averse. If it continued, he would not be permitted to compete at a district track meet. When her son was in middle school, Roz Eaton said, she was summoned to the school and told that her son was throwing races and had a poor attitude. See more ideas about Ashton eaton, Eaton, Decathlon. “I haven’t seen them yet,” Eaton told me. Just a sophomore, he became Oregon's first undergraduate to compete in the Olympics since Matt Centrowitz in 1976.Two years later he became just the fifth man to sweep the NCAA 800 and 1,500 titles. “To win two Olympic golds in a row like Daley Thompson is very special,” said the American after completing his double. “The Olympic Games is every four years,” Eaton said. Theisen-Eaton represents Canada in the heptathlon. Jan 11, 2017 - Explore Michael McMurrin's board "Ashton Eaton", followed by 156 people on Pinterest.

During the pole vault, she held her breath as he hoisted himself into the air, and only exhaled when he thudded to the pad below, the bar above still resting on its brackets.

The new Olympic Channel brings you news, highlights, exclusive behind the scenes, live events and original programming, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.Born in Portland, Oregon, on 21 January 1988, Ashton Eaton showed he was a natural athlete at an early age, playing a number of sports and displaying a particular gift for track and field. Making the strongest possible start, he turned in stunning performances in the 100m and the long jump, running 10.35 and then leaping 8.03m to amass 2,079 points and move into a very healthy lead over his rivals. Following his victories in the 400m and long jump at the 2006 state championships, Eaton’s then coach, Tate Metcalf, suggested he try the decathlon. Ashton Eaton (USA) of … His mother, Roslyn, moved to In his first year as an Oregon Duck 2006-07, he was one of only three freshmen nationwide to qualify provisionally for NCAAs in the combined events, both indoors and outdoors. Roman Šebrle 8893 pts (2004) and Ashton Eaton 8893 pts (2016) The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. It was first national championship performance by the Oregon women since the 1987 cross country title. Later, at a press conference, he vowed to rest between now and the Olympics, and dodged questions about his post-Rio plans. American Ashton Eaton competes in the 1,500 meters, the last event of the decathlon, in Rio on Thursday. He continued in the same vein in the following events and ended day one by running the fastest time of the 31 competitors in the 400m. Dominant in the US trials for the Rio Games, the all-conquering American headed to his second Olympics as an overwhelming favourite to retain his titleEaton’s first act at the Olympic Stadium in Rio was to cheer his Canadian wife to the bronze medal in the heptathlon, with Theissen-Eaton producing a stirring second-day comeback to earn her place on the podium behind gold medallist Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium and Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill. His mom sipped a beer and watched a highlight reel of her son playing on a nearby Jumbotron, her eyes watering as she shared a hug with Metcalf. See more ideas about Ashton eaton, Eaton, Decathlon. The “dec,” as it’s often called by its practitioners, consists of hurdles, long jump, discus, shot put, javelin, high jump, and pole vault, plus runs of a hundred metres, four hundred metres, and fifteen hundred metres.