Power couples in love with the Games

Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton are the power couple of the Olympics, a gold and bronze medal to their names.

Jason Kenny and Laura Trott are not only successful with multiple gold medals but also are romantically involved with each other. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

American star Eaton, who retained his decathlon crown in Rio, and his Canadian heptathlon bronze medallist wife, married in 2013. They met as students at University and they are one of a number of medal-winning couples in Rio.

“We don’t go on dates, and we don’t really spend time together.”

“And we don’t really have anything to talk about. We’re the couple that goes out to eat, and we sit at the table at a restaurant and look on our phones all the time,” admitted Theisen-Eaton.

However, Ashton, 28, says he and his 27-year-old college sweetheart are a perfect match.

“Our relationship helps us because we understand what each other is doing, like physically and mentally,” she said.

Ines Boubakri, won a bronze medal in the women’s foil for Tunisia, while her husband Erwann Le Pechoux was in the French foil team that lost to Russian in the men’s final.

“He has always supported me but I’m a bit jealous because he got silver and mine is bronze. But his is team,” said Boubakri.

British cyclists Jason Kenny and Laura Trott aren’t married yet, but they are engaged. Kenny took his career track haul of golds to six in Rio while Trott has four.

“I’m really proud of her, but I’d be proud of her even if she didn’t win,” said Kenny.

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