Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Vital Statistics

Born 12/18/1988
Height 180cm
Weight 64kg
Birthplace Saskatoon, SK
Hometown Humboldt, SK
Sport Track & Field
Events Heptathlon


Olympic bronze medalist & 4x World Championship medalist.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton won her first Olympic medal – a bronze – in the women’s heptathlon at the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the first Canadian to win a medal in the event. After a disappointing first day of events, Brianne bounced back on her second day with strong performances in the long jump, javelin and 800-metre events.

Theisen-Eaton made her Olympic debut at London 2012, where she finished 11th. At the 2013 IAAF World Championships she won a silver medal. In 2014, she captured a silver in the pentathlon at the IAAF World Indoor Championships before winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. In 2015, she claimed a second consecutive World Championships silver. In 2016, she added her first World Championships title at the World Indoors in Portland, Oregon. Theisen-Eaton enjoyed an incredible collegiate career at the University of Oregon, where she won seven NCAA championships.


Personal Bests


Time Place Date
Heptathlon 6808 Götzis (Mösle-Stadium) 31 MAY 2015
Heptathlon-100mH 76.2cm 4928 Saskatoon 10 JUN 2005


Time Place Date
Pentathlon 4768 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 07 MAR 2014



Parents Calvin and Kimberly Theisen… Younger sister Jessica. Husband Ashton Eaton is the 2012 Olympic Champion and world record holder in the decathlon.

Getting into the Sport:

Started doing track and field at age 13 because grade 7 was the first opportunity to do after-school sports. Did her first heptathlon in grade 9.

Outside Interests:

Leading up to the Rio Olympics, Brianne and Ashton launched their own social media campaign, #WHATSYOURGOLD, which drew people into their journey while inspiring regular people from all walks of life to pursue and share their own goals. The couple work together to support a variety of charitable community building initiatives including World Vision and Right To Play.

Odds and Ends

Nickname: Bri…