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This Happened — July 30: Bruce Jenner Wins Decathlon

Caitlyn Jenner, then known as Bruce Jenner, won the Men's decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics on this day.

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How did Bruce Jenner perform in the men's decathlon at the Montreal Olympics?

Bruce Jenner delivered an outstanding performance, winning the gold medal in the Men's decathlon at the Montreal Olympics. Jenner set a new world record by scoring 8,618 points, earning the title of Olympic champion.

How did Jenner's victory impact gender identity discussions?

Caitlyn Jenner's victory in the Men's decathlon took place prior to her public gender transition. Years later, when Jenner came out as transgender, her previous athletic achievements sparked conversations about gender identity, highlighting the complexities of personal identity and the experiences of transgender individuals.

What did Jenner do after winning the gold medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics?

Jenner moved into sports broadcasting and worked as a sports commentator, providing analysis and commentary for various athletic events, including the Olympics. Jenner then starred alongside her family in the reality TV show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and later appeared in a documentary series, "I Am Cait," which focused on her gender transition.

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