Brianne Theisen-Eaton celebrates Commonwealth Games victory
Finishes first in heptathlon
Brianne Theisen-Eaton says this week's gold medal victory at the Commonwealth Games was an incredible experience.
Theisen-Eaton took first place in this year's heptathlon, a gruelling seven-event course that includes shot put, high jump and a 200 metre sprint.
"It felt just as good as I thought it would," she said over the phone from the games in Glasgow, Scotland.
This is Theisen-Eaton's first victory in the heptathlon. She won silver medals at her last two World Championships, and says the gold medal win was a relief.
"It was a big deal for me," she said. "I have two world silver medals, so I was getting a little bit sick of getting silver."
The world class athlete grew up in Humboldt, Sask. She's received a lot of support from her hometown.
"I know how much support I get from Humboldt, and they're always the first ones to tell me congratulations," she said. "I'm so happy I'm from such a small town and have as much support as I do."
Theisen-Eaton says she was very impressed with this year's Commonwealth Games, especially with the fans.
"The fans just loved everybody," she said. "They kind of understood, if we cheer for everybody, the performances will be even better. So, I can't thank them enough for what they did to lead me to a gold medal."