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Adam Nelson finally takes top medal

Updated: August 7, 2005, 2:01 AM ET
Associated Press

HELSINKI, Finland -- No more silver for Adam Nelson. At last, he has gold.

After second-place finishes in two Olympics, two outdoor world championships and one indoor world meet, Nelson won the shot put competition on Saturday night with his best throw in three years -- 71 feet, 3½ inches.

"I don't know if the best person won," U.S. teammate Christian Cantwell said, "but I think the right person won."

Nelson's triumph in light rain capped the opening day at ...

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