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Ashton Eaton Decathlon Gold Medalist: Parents, Wife, Net Worth, Workout, Instagram And More Facts!

Ashton Eaton Decathlon Gold Medalist: Parents, Wife, Net Worth, Workout, Instagram And More Facts!
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Ashton Eaton Decathlon Gold Medalist: Parents, Wife, Net Worth, Workout, Instagram And More Facts!

Aston Eaton has done it again as he defended his decathlon title in the 2016 Rio Olympics this year. Learn what makes him tick every time.

Ashton Eaton Parents

Ashton Eaton is the world’s number one in decathlete at the moment and he has his perfect family and their immense support to thank for his achievements.

Ashton was born in Portland, Oregon, and was just two years old when his parents got divorced. Since then his mother has been a super-parent, looking out for him at every step and never letting him miss his father.

As a child who is brown-skinned, Ashton was often taunted by fair-skinned teenagers for his “different” skin tone when he was just a child and did not even understand what racism meant.

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It was his mother who taught him to ignore the bullies and focus on chasing his dreams instead. “You always do the best that you can, and that’ll speak for itself,” his mother always told him, reports Heavy.

 Brianne Theisen Eaton

Ashton has always maintained that it is not easy being an athlete as one need complete and unconditional support from one’s close ones. However, Ashton did not ever need to worry about that since he had found the one, who was also an athlete like him!

He met his wife when his career had barely begun. He was a university freshman and she was still finishing high school. One recruiting trip to Oregon University (where Ashton studied) later, Brianne Theisen was smitten. She applied and got into Oregon University the following year and they became a couple ever since.

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He is a decathlete from the United States and she is a heptathlete from Canada. They train together and win medals together. Can anything be more precious than this undeniable bond?

So far Brianne has managed to win seven NCAA championships and a bronze in this year’s Olympics Women’s Heptathion in her career.

Ashton Eaton Net Worth and Workout

While studying at the University of Oregon, Ashton won five NCAA championship titles. He has created world records in both decathlon and indoor heptathion events.

In 2010 he won the Bowerman award. In the following year, he won his first career medal – silver in decathlon in 2011 World Championships.

He had won his first Olympic gold medal in decathlon, in the 2012 London Olympics. He defended his title this year by securing another gold medal in the same category.

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Even though it seemed as easy as can be, winning a second gold medal in 2016 Rio Olympics was harder than winning the first one for Ashton Eaton. But when asked about his experience he waved it off. “I wasn’t nervous,” he told USA Today. “I was willing to run myself into the hospital if I had to.”

Ashton Eaton Facts

    • His mother was also an athlete and a dancer and his father played sports.
    • Ashton and Brianne’s wedding was officiated by their coach!
    • Ashton abashedly puts on Canadian colors when his wife is competing in the Olympics, an action many have criticized.
    • Among Ashton’s three half-brothers, the oldest one is an ex-Gunnery sergeant who was awarded a silver star in 2011.
    • Ashton and his wife support the charity Team World Vision, which works to raise money for implementing clean water projects in underdeveloped countries.
    • Among Ashton’s three half-brothers, the oldest one is an ex-Gunnery sergeant who was awarded a silver star in 2011.

Ashton Eaton Instagram, Twitter

For the latest 2016 Rio Olympics News please stay tuned in to this site.

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