Berestov a surprise winner
ATHENS, Greece -- Dmitri Berestov gave himself so little chance of winning an Olympic weightlifting gold medal, he spent the days leading up to the event thinking of ways to tell his family what went wrong.
Instead, he needs to work on a victory speech.
Berestov, of Russia, took advantage of a weakened field and a
series of missed lifts by the favored Said Saif Asaad of Qatar to
win the Olympic 231 pounds (105kg) weightlifting gold Tuesday -- his
first title against world-level ...
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