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Record just not enough

Updated: August 25, 2004, 8:06 PM ET
By Steve Woodward | Special to ESPN.com

ATHENS, Greece -- His shot at America's first weightlifting Olympic medal in the unlimited (really big guys) class in 48 years had come and gone Wednesday night, and Shane Hamman acknowledged a tinge of disappointment even though he had set a record.

It just wasn't enough as a fired-up throng of Iranian fans lingered in the stands at Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall to cheer their repeat Olympic champion Hossein Rezazadeh, who set a world record on the way to gold with a clean-and-jerk ...

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