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Hamman improves but Iranian wins gold

Updated: August 25, 2004, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Shane Hamman proved once again Wednesday night that he's the strongest man in America, adding to his legacy by breaking two of his U.S. records.

But he came away from the Olympic super heavyweight lifting finals in awe of Iran's Hossein Rezazadeh, who proved once again that he's the strongest man in the world -- by far.

Rezazadeh took the lead on his second lift and was guaranteed gold after his fourth. After his only miss, he came back with a 581-pound (263.5-kg) ...

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