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Nothstein, Americans shut out

Updated: August 25, 2004, 1:24 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Marty Nothstein's hopes of becoming the sixth person to win individual cycling medals in three consecutive Olympics ended Wednesday after he failed to get past the opening round of the keirin competition.

Nothstein, the sprint silver medalist at Atlanta in 1996 and the sprint gold winner four years ago at Sydney, placed fourth in the repechage, or second-chance race, ending his medal hopes. He had to finish first or second to advance.

"The mind was good. ...

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