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Park wins first gold at Panathinaiko

Updated: August 18, 2004, 2:20 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- South Korea's Park Sung-hyun won the first Olympic gold medal at ancient Panathinaiko Stadium on Wednesday, beating countrywoman Lee Sung-jin in the final of the women's archery competition.

At the first modern Olympics in 1896, which featured several events at Panathinaiko, the first-place finisher received a silver medal, a crown of olive branches and a diploma. The runner-up was awarded a bronze medal, a crown of laurel and a diploma. There was no recognition for ...

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