FACTBOX: Gold medalist Bryan Clay

Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:27am EDT

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(Reuters) - Factbox on Bryan Clay (U.S.) who won the Olympic gold medal in the men's decathlon on Friday.

Age: 28 (date of birth: Jan 3, 1980)

Place of birth: Austin, Texas, U.S.

Career achievements:

Gold medalist, 2005 World Championships, decathlon

Previous Olympic results:

Silver medalist, 2004 Olympics, decathlon

Clay was persuaded to try the decathlon by America's 2000 Olympic decathlon bronze medalist Chris Huffins. His silver-medal winning score of 8,820 points at the 2004 Olympics was the fourth highest decathlon total ever recorded at the Olympics and the highest not to win a gold medal. He won gold at the 2008 Olympics with a lower score of 8,791 points.

(Compiled by Nigel Hunt; Editing by Neil Maidment)