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A slow salute from US Marine after Olympic bout

Updated: July 31, 2012, 1:27 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Before U.S. Marine Sgt. Jamel Herring stepped into the Olympic boxing ring for the first time, he gave a soldier's salute to his cheering teammates. Then he thought about his late daughter and said a quick prayer, giving thanks for the strength to reach the ring after a decade of struggle.

And although his opening-round loss hurt, Herring has survived rougher times.

Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan ended Herring's Olympic aspirations with a 19-9 victory Tuesday in their ...

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