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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Ashton Eaton

June 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Ashton Eaton is one of the best decathletes to watch out for in 2012. Ashton Eaton was born on January 21, 1988. He is listed at 6′ 1″ and 185 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s decathlon.

Ashton Eaton is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. Eaton currently holds the world record in both the decathlon and heptathlon events and is a two-time medalist (one gold, one silver) at the World Championships. Ashton Eaton set the world record in the the decathlon today at the USA Olympic trials with 9,039 points. Eaton is now considered one of the best athletes in the world and will be someone to keep an eye on in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Here is a picture of decathlete Ashton Eaton
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Ashton Eaton

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Bryan Clay Disqualified in 110 meter hurdles in Decathlon Trials

June 23rd, 2012 Comments off

2008 Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay was disqualified in the 110 meter hurdles to the USA Olympic trials for the decathlon. Bryan Clay was initially disqualified from the decathlon 110m hurdles on for two infractions. One was knocking over a hurdle with his hand and the other was for failure to attempt to clear the next hurdle.

Clay’s coach protested the disqualification and the ruling for Clay’s hand knocking over the hurdle was overturned. The disqualification for failure to attempt to clear the next hurdle, however, was upheld.

Clay ended up with no mark in the hurdles and did not qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London. Clay would have had the opportunity to be the first decathlete to win 3 Olympic medals.

2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Jessica Ennis

May 8th, 2012 Comments off

Jessica Ennis is track and field athlete to watch out for in 2012. Jessica Ennis was born on January 28, 1986 in Sheffield, England. This English athlete specializes in the womens’s pentathlon, the women’s heptathlon and the women’s 110 meter hurdles. This talented track and field star athlete was unable to compete in the 2008 Olympics due to injuries.

Jessica Ennis is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. Ennis was the 2009 World Heptathlon Champion and the 2010 World Indoor Pentathlon Champion. Ennis is one of the best multi event athletes and will be someone to keep an eye on in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Here is a picture of Jessica Ennis doing the long jump:

Jessica Ennis

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Leryn Franco

April 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Leryn Franco is a Paraguayan javelin thrower known as much for her beauty as her athleticism. Leryn Franco was born on born March 1, 1982. She specializes in the javelin throw but also has a legitimate modeling career. This talented athlete is currently listed at 5′ 8” and 119 lbs. Leryn Franco was the runner-up in the 2006 Miss Paraguay competition and also competed in the Miss Bikini Universe pageant the same year.

Leryn Franco is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. Miss Franco competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics for Paraguay where she was 21st in Group A and finished 42nd overall. At the 2008 Summer Olympics Franco again competed in the javelin representing Paraguay, where she finished next-to-last at 51st. Had she done her personal best (55.38 m = 181′ 8 3/8″) she would have placed 36th.

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Bryan Clay Invitational Track and Field Meet

April 17th, 2012 Comments off

The Bryan Clay Invitational will take place Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Cougar Athletic Stadium on Azusa Pacific’s East Campus. For more information regarding this track and field event, click here.

2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Bryan Clay

April 17th, 2012 Comments off

Bryan Clay is a U.S. decathlete to watch out for in 2012. Bryan Clay was born on January 3, 1980. This American athlete specializes in the decathalon. He is currently listed at 5′ 10” and 185 lbs. Bryan Clay was born in Azusa, CA.

Bryan Clay is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. The winner of the decathlon usually gets the the title of “World’s Greatest Athlete.” After getting the silver medal in the 2004 Olympics, Bryan Clay earned the title in 2005 as the World Champion and again in 2008 as the Olympic Gold medalist in the decathlon. Clay can make Olympic history this year by becoming the only decathlete to win three Olympic medals.

Here is a video clip of Bryan Clay performing his training regimen.

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Brown University to Hold Javelin Clinic with World Record Holder Tom Petranoff

February 21st, 2012 Comments off

Look for a good javelin clinic or to get some good training for the javelin throw? This upcoming javelin clinic being hosted by Brown University might be right for you. You will be able to get valuble insight from the world record holder in the javelin throw, Tom Petranoff. 2010 NCAA National Javelin Champion, Craig Kinsley , will be in attendance as well. You can find more info about the event below:

BROWN JAVELIN CLINIC
WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2012

LOCATION: Brown University Onley-Margolis Atletic Center
235 Hope Street, Providence, RI

TIME: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

CHECK IN TIME: 12:30PM

COST $40
ABOUT THE CLINIC
The 2012 Javelin Clinic is being taught by Brown University Throws Coach, Michelle Eisenreich, Brown University Assistant Coach and NCAA Javelin Champion, Craig Kinsley and Javelin World Record Holder (327 feet), Tom Petranoff Event Sessions will include Core training for Javelin, learn by doing, Body awareness and building athleticism for the throws: Speed, Agility and Power; Weak side training and testing. Includes spring training program. This clinic is open to athletes, coaches and officials. All abilities are invited.The fee includes a 2012 Core Training DVD

Click here to register for the Javelin Clinic