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.