The Bruce Jenner 20/20 Interview Aftermath

Bruce Jenner's Kids Tweeted In Support Of Their Dad Diane Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Bruce Jenner delivered huge ratings for ABC and blew up social media!

An estimated 17 million people tuned in last night to watch the much anticipated Diane Sawyer exclusive interview with the 1976 Olympic decathlon winner.

The reaction has resulted in a range of feedback however, it appears that Jenner’s story won the hearts and opened the minds of many.

Jenner reportedly watched the interview with his family and according to sources…it was Bruce’s step daughter Kim Kardashian who found the special “very emotional.”

We wish Jenner and his family the best!  Perhaps now…Jenner can continue is journey and transition!  “Haters are gonna hate,”  that comes with the territory!  However, it appears that the impact his interview had on those who saw it far outweighs the negativity  of all those close minded people whose personal opinions are actually irrelevant.

More about “The Decathlon”

The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events which are held over two consecutive days.  The winners are determined by the combined performance in all. Performance is judged on a points system in each event, not by the position achieved. The decathlon is contested mainly by male athletes, while female athletes typically compete in the heptathlon.

Traditionally, the title of “World’s Greatest Athlete” has been given to the man who wins the Olympic decathlon. This began when King Gustav V of Sweden told Jim Thorpe, “You, sir, are the world’s greatest athlete” after Thorpe won the decathlon at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912. The current decathlon world record holder is American Ashton Eaton, who scored 9039 points at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials.

The event developed from the ancient pentathlon. Pentathlon competitions were held at the ancient Greek Olympics. Pentathlons involved five disciplines – long jump, discus throw, javelin throw, sprint and a wrestling match. Introduced in Olympia during 708 BC, the competition was extremely popular for many centuries. By the sixth century BC, pentathlons had become part of religious games. The Amateur Athletic Union held “all around events” from the 1880s and a decathlon first appeared on the Olympic athletics program at the 1904 Games.

 

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