American Clay wins men's decathlon gold

  2008-08-22 14:42:52 GMT    2008-08-22 22:42:52 (Beijing Time)    Xinhua

American Clay wins men's decathlon gold

Bryan Clay of the Unites States reacts after the 1,500m competition of the men's decathlon at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. Bryan Clay won the title with 8791 points.(Xinhua/Guo Dayue)

  BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Bryan Clay of the United States won the men's decathlon gold at the Olympic Games here on Friday.

  The 28-year-old collected 8791 points for the gold. Belarus' Andrei Krauchanka won the silver with 8551 points and Cuba's Leonel Suarez took the bronze with 8527.

  China's Qi Haifeng finished 18th with 7835.