Congrats to Bryan Clay for bringing the gold home to the USA. Bryan won the decathlon, the first American since 1996. It is believed that when King Gustav V of Sweden presented awards at the 1912 Olympic Games of Stockholm, he proclaimed to the decathlon winner at the time, an American Indian named Jim Thorpe, as the world's top athlete. "You sir, are the world's greatest athlete." Since that time, the winner has earned the title, "world's greatest athlete". 10 events over two days.......I have to agree!
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