Theisen-Eaton, who entered Rio ranked number one in the world, placed third in high jump, seventh in the 200-meter sprint, and sixth in hurdles, an event she was favored to win.
The track stars started dating at the University of Oregon, where they both won NCAA titles and set school records. Ashton and Brianne met in college, at the University of Oregon. They went on their first date on Valentine’s Day 2008. https://twitter.com/usatf/status/766388253264113668 At the 2016 world indoor championships, in Portland, Oregon, Ashton was way more excited for Brianne’s victory in the pentathlon than he was for his own win in the heptathlon (indoor track: the multi-event discipline switches to five for women, seven for men). That’s what makes Ashton’s Rio 2016 gold so vastly different from the decathlon gold that he won four years ago in London. Ashton and Brianne share a shining love that the world needs a lot more of. Do you want your kids to be just like Ashton and Brianne? They donate their time to, among other things, Team World Vision, a program that helps raise money for clean water in developing nations, and Right to Play, which focuses on helping young people get and stay involved in sports. The 28-year-old athlete won the gold medal for the second straight Olympics with 8,893 points overall, which tied the Olympics record.Brianne is also an athlete and won the bronze medal in the Women’s Heptathlon. When Kerron Clement of the United States won the men’s 400m hurdles at Thursday morning’s session, improving on his silver in the event from Beijing 2008, who was it that came over — Clement on all fours on the track — to offer congratulations and support? Do Ashton and Brianne, first and foremost, love each other?