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U.S. world-record holding decathlete Ashton Eaton wins gold
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hile he fell short of the world record he set in June, American Ashton Eaton still claimed the gold in the decathlon Aug. 9. After ten events, spread over two days, Eaton earned a score of 8,869, the eighth-highest in Olympic history. His teammate Trey Hardee finished second, marking the first time the U.S. won two decathlon medals in the same Olympics since 1956.

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