2008 Olympic Gold Medalist to Visit, Speak at SUU Tuesday
April 13, 2009
Olympic Champion Bryan Clay will visit Southern Utah University in a special bonus Convocation on Tuesday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium Theatre. As with all Convocations, this presentation featuring Clay is free and open to the public.
Bryan Clay is the reigning decathlon Olympic champion, after having won the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics with a victory margin that was the largest since the 1972 Olympic games. Clay also won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics and finished in first place at the 2005 World Championships.
Clay was born in Austin, Texas, and raised in Hawaii. He competed in track and field in high school, after which, he attended Azusa Pacific University near Los Angeles, California. There he competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and he currently still trains at APU with his coach Kevin Reid.
He is one of two Olympians featured on a special edition post-Bejing Wheaties cereal box, and Clay also has his own line of clothing, Angry Gene, that debuted in 2008.
Clay currently resides in California with his wife Sarah and two children, Jacob and Katherine. He believes that his efforts to balance his mental, physical and emotional well-being are an asset to his overall athletic success.