The Official Site of Bryan Clay


Tue, Aug 19th 2008, 16:28

Olympian once was a rebellious teen

BEIJING (BP)—Bryan Clay, a decathlete whose competition starts Aug. 20 in Beijing, began his walk with Christ in college when he realized his life was heading in the wrong direction.

“I decided I needed to make a change and I turned to God,” Clay said on his website,

Clay, 28, grew up in Honolulu and became a household name in Hawaii after winning a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens. The biography section of his website described him as a rebellious teenager who often found himself in trouble.

“Bryan credits two things with getting his life back on track: His success in sports that led him to college, and his belief and acceptance of the Christian faith,” the site says. “At [Azusa Pacific University in Southern California] Bryan really began to accept the Christian faith that his mother had been trying to instill in him for many years.

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