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Wheaties boxes to feature Olympians Liukin and Clay

8/29/2008 - Olympics

MINNEAPOLIS -- First the gold, then the Wheaties.

At the Olympics in Beijing this month, Nastia Liukin followed in
the footsteps of Mary Lou Retton and Carly Patterson, the two other
American gymnasts who have won Olympic gold in the all-around
competition. Now she and American decathlete Bryan Clay follow them
onto the Wheaties cereal box.

Liukin and Clay will get their own special edition Wheaties
boxes, General Mills Inc. announced Thursday.

Liukin, who is from Parker, Texas, won five medals in the
Beijing Olympics, including helping the U.S. win silver in the team
competition.

Clay, a native of Honolulu who lives in Los Angeles, was the
first American to win the decathlon since Dan O'Brien brought home
the gold in 1996.

The special-edition boxes will be sold starting in September.