In Beijing, Trey Hardee (more on him later) missed his Pole Vault - after making it a million times, and he was out.
But, that is the process they signed up for - hard as it is. The break-out star this year was Ashton Eaton - an Oregonian born young man - who competed at Oregon. Ashton set a new world record in the US trials.
He is only the second man to break the 9000 point barrier.
|Ashton at Oregon|
|Ashton in Vogue.|
Trey Hardee, who fouled out in Beijing, locked up the second slot. He is going back to London to try to medal - competing for 2 Olympic games in a very hard sport.
|Looking very buff.|