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American Nelson wins silver medal

Updated: August 18, 2004, 8:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece -- Congratulations turned to condolences for Adam Nelson on Wednesday when his foul-filled finish handed the shot put gold medal to Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog, capping an underachieving day for the American favorites at the birthplace of the Olympics.

Two-time Olympic medalist John Godina, a Cheyenne, Wyo., Central graduate, fouled twice and finished ninth.

Nelson led the entire competition, but Bilonog's final throw tied Nelson for the best of the day at 69 feet, ...

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