DAY 10 (Aug. 10): Clay Passes The Torch
A misstep in the U.S. Olympic Trials may have cost Bryan Clay his chance to defend his decathlon gold medal, but it didn’t keep him from having a presence at the London Olympics. Clay spent the Summer Games as a journalist, reporting on all the action for Fox Sports and providing insight into the highlights of the 2012 London Olympics.
Clay also kept his Twitter followers informed of the Olympic track & field results with real-time updates throughout the games, and he made regular appearances on Fox Sports’ Inside Edge video series. In the video below, Clay offered a glimpse into the grueling decathlon event, gracefully passing the title of “World’s Greatest Athlete” to fellow American and decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton, who claimed Olympic gold this week with an 8,869-point performance.
As the competition unfolded, Clay provided real-time updates through his Twitter account (@bryanclay), tweeting the following message at the conclusion of the final event of the decathlon, the 1,500 meters:
Congrats @AshtonJEaton “the worlds greatest athlete!”
In his new role as sports analyst, Clay was able to participate in a unique interview featuring both the defending and the new Olympic decathlon champions.
Also launched during the Olympics was Bryan Clay’s Decathlon App, available as a free download through Apple’s iTunes store. This new app is a world class scoring utility that offers decathlon or heptathlon scoring and allows users to determine an athlete’s position in a multi-event competition. On the first day the app became available, it was launched over 300 times from 14 different countries.
Bryan Clay Recaps Olympic Decathlon Competition (FOX SPORTS)