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Two athletes, two homelands, two Olympic medals.
That means the Eatons are one very successful couple.
The power couple of track and field came to the Rio Games and brought home more than memories. Ashton Eaton of the U.S. won his second straight gold in the decathlon; his wife, Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada, took third in the heptathlon.
(Apparently, at one point in the Olympics, someone introduced Ashton as Brianne's husband, much to her delight.)
I've made it!!! https://t.co/kVD81NOsc7
— BrianneTheisen-Eaton (@btheiseneaton) August 17, 2016
Here's their Olympic story from Rio, as captured by AP photographers:
Ashton Eaton is embraced by his wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton after winning the gold Thursday night. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
That's a happy couple. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Brianne Theisen-Eaton watches her husband in the pole vault. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Medal No. 1 for the Eatons at the Rio Games was in the books on Saturday, after Brianne Theisen-Eaton's bronze. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Ashton Eaton took some criticism _ read about it here _ for wearing a Canada hat while supporting his wife. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)