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Bryan Clay Fought Internal Battle to Stay in the Game In ‘Trial by Fire’

Bryan Clay’s toughest moment in the Olympic Trials decathlon wasn’t the last lap of the 1,500 meters or the stumble in the 110-meter hurdles where he was initially disqualified. It was debating—in the wake of that shock—whether to chuck it all and “bury your head somewhere.” “I was standing on the side crying—it hurt so much,” said Clay, the Glendora resident and Olympic decathlon champion of 2008 and silver medalist in 2004. But when his young children said, “C’mon, Dad!” and his coaches reminded him of his role-model status—and opportunity to inspire—he said his competitive side prevailed in an “internal battle” over whether to quit. “It’s such a big blow to have it go bad. To have one event just take it all away,” he said, referring to the hurdles. He spoke with honesty and conflicted feelings in the media tent Saturday after taking 12th behind the 9,039-point world record of Oregon favorite Ashton Eaton.

June 25, 2012
Ken Stone

USA Today: USA's decathletes will make you forget 'Dan and Dave'

When Bruce Jenner invited Bryan Clay over for a recent family dinner, they had a chance to swap World's Greatest Athlete stories.

Jenner has been keeping up with the decathlon longer than he's been keeping up with the Kardashians. He won the Olympic gold medal in 1976 in rousing fashion and then promptly retired to become a pop culture personality. Clay won track and field's grueling 10-event competition in 2008, four years after he took home the silver, and will compete in the U.S. Olympic trials this week with the goal of trying for an unprecedented third decathlon medal. "It's kind of scary to have somebody in my house that's actually scored more points than me," Jenner says. "It's the first time that's ever happened.

June 20, 2012
By Karen Rosen, Special for USA TODAY

'The greatest athlete in the world?'

(CNN) -- When Bryan Clay was growing up, it seemed very unlikely he would one day assume the mantle of "the greatest athlete in the world."
The reigning Olympic decathlon champion spent his troubled teenage years in Hawaii "getting into fights" and it was only the intervention of his mother which set him on the path to eventual golden glory. If he earns a place in the U.S. team for London 2012, the 32-year-old will hope to become the first man to win medals in the grueling 10-event discipline at three successive Olympics, having claimed silver in Athens in 2004. Assuming he comes through the trials, which start on Friday, Clay will be one of the favorites for gold in the British capital in August.

June 20, 2012
By Paul Gittings, for CNN

2012 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team nominated for London

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced the athlete nominations for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team. The roster includes 34 athletes (20 female, 14 male) who will compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, August 29 – September 9, pending approval from the USOC. There are 19 U.S. Paralympians on the roster, as well as nine of the 11 members of the Paralympic Resident Swimming Program at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., which includes seven-time Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long (Baltimore, Md.) and two-time Paralympic gold medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson (Bloomington, Calif.). The team also includes many athletes who will make their Games debuts, including active duty sailor, Lt. Brad Snyder (St. Petersburg, Fla.).

June 18, 2012
BETH BOURGEOIS

Mallory Weggemann Headed to the 2012 Paralympics

The final day of the 2012 US Paralympic Trials wrapped up Saturday in Bismarck, North Dakota, and all that was left as the chlorine settled in the pool was the awaiting of the final announcement of the 34 men and women who would be headed to London as part of the 2012 US Paralympic Team. In other IM races, Mallory Weggemann won the S7 group in 3:00.26, which ranks her 2nd in the world this year. She’s had a very up-and-down meet, with many near-world-record swims and personal bests, and then others that were more like this – 12 seconds off of her best time.

June 18, 2012
Braden Keith

4 Best Offseason Acquisitions New England Patriots Have Made

Snagging Steve Gregory early in free agency was a sound move for the Patriots because it filled a glaring need at the safety position. Per ESPNBoston, Gregory has already earned high praise from Patriots' starting safety Patrick Chung: He's smart. He's a smart dude. He can make plays, he can see things. He's a veteran out there. I'm learning things from him too.

June 18, 2012
James DiMaio

Jeremy Campbell Garners Paralympic Athlete of the Month Honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Paralympic track & field athletes Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) and Jeremy Campbell (Perryton, Texas) garnered Athlete of the Month honors, while the men's eight rowing team was named Team of the Month for May, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Over the course of three events - including a world cup and the Swiss Series of Wheelchair Racing -McFadden went undefeated in nine races. She set a new American record in the 100-meter race and led an American sweep in the 400-meter world cup event. In the events, ranging from 100- to 1500-meter competitions, McFadden defeated some of the top female wheelchair athletes in the world.

June 15, 2012
USOC

Steve Gregory Bolts into Camp

FOXBORO — Steve Gregory became a starting strong safety in the NFL by practicing against one of the league’s elite quarterbacks. The free agent signee expanded on a learning curve that began on the other side of the continent during the second day of Patriots [team stats] minicamp yesterday. Gregory spent the past six seasons with the San Diego Chargers, the past two as a starter. He spent hours of practice time defending against dynamic Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. That exercise in defensive game-planning prepared Gregory to face the Patriots’ Tom Brady [stats] and many of the NFL’s other top quarterbacks.

June 14, 2012
Rich Thompson

Sports Illustrated: Faster Higher Stronger

Greer, however, threw only 241 feet in 1999, 20 feet less than before his injury; it took him another full season to reach his presurgery distance. "A guy like Trey, an Olympic-level athlete, he's never babied himself in his life," says Greer. "When the time comes, he's going to let it go." That time will be postponed as long as possible. "I hope it's in London," says Sategna. The goal is for Hardee to make the U.S. team primarily on the strength of his other nine events and not have to throw the javelin all out at the trials. U.S. track Olympians must qualify at the trials. Sategna says Hardee has recently thrown the javelin more than 165 feet with a short approach, which would be plenty sufficient to earn a spot in the top three. But qualifying is a particularly chancy proposition in the decathlon, with so many events in which things can go wrong. "Odds are, something will happen to one of them," says Sategna of the three favorites. "It's a shame, but that's the way we do it."

June 14, 2012
TIM LAYDEN

Jeremy Campbell Breaks Own World Record

The 13th University of Central Oklahoma Endeavor Games came and went with a flurry of smiles, and two world records.
Jeremy Campbell broke his world record for discus in his classification after throwing 63.46 meters Saturday at Edmond North High School. His previous record was 62.3 meters, which he also set that same day. Campbell, a below the knee amputee, is a resident athlete at UCO and is originally from Perryville, Texas. He already has two gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

June 12, 2012
Thad Ayers

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