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Tue, Aug 26th 2008, 14:35

Clay named Athlete of the Week by US Track and Field

INDIANAPOLIS - 2008 World Indoor champion Bryan Clay has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the gold medal in the decathlon at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

The first U.S. Olympic decathlon champ since Dan O’Brien in 1996, Clay amassed 8,791 points in capturing the Olympic gold medal. He won the event by 240 points over silver medalist Andrei Krauchanka of Belarus, which is the largest winning margin at an Olympic Games decathlon since 1972.

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