Ganna Melnichenko ruins Eaton duo's golden dreams

Melnichenko amassed a total of 6,586 points, a personal best, while Theisen Eaton claimed silver with 6,530pts and was comforted by Eaton trackside.

updated: August 14, 2013 08:49 IST
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Moscow: Ukraine's Ganna Melnichenko deprived Mr and Mrs Ashton Eaton of a famous multi-event double by claiming gold in the heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships on Tuesday.

The gruelling two-day event came down to the seventh and final event, the 800m, with Canada's Brianne Theisen Eaton, wife of newly-crowned world decathlon champion Ashton Eaton of the United States, handed a mighty ask.

The Canadian had to beat the Ukrainian by a margin of 4.69sec to claim gold at a packed Luzhniki Stadium.

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