Brown Trafton of U.S. wins women's discus; Cuban runner-up
Cyphers: U.S. gets back on track
A duck-hunting discus thrower and electrical contractor-turned 400-hurdles man got America to the medals stand at the Bird's Nest on Monday. Story
"I came to the Bird's Nest to lay a golden egg, and that's what I did," Brown Trafton said. "I am surprised we haven't won more gold. But you know what? I hope this sets a trend."
The 28-year-old Brown Trafton, from Galt, Calif., won the Olympic title Monday with a best mark of 64.74 meters (212 feet, 5 inches).
Monday's track & field finals• Men's 400 hurdles: U.S. men sweep
• Women's discus: American Brown Trafton golden
• Women's pole vault: Russia's Isinbayeva repeats
• 3,000 steeplechase: Kipruto extends Kenya's streak
• Men's long jump: Saladino win's Panama's first gold
• Women's 800: Jelimo leads 1-2 Kenyan finish
Yarelys Barrios of Cuba, a bronze medalist at the last world championships, took silver at 63.64 meters (208 feet, 9 inches) and Ukraine's Olena Antonova won bronze at 62.59 meters (205 feet, 4 inches).
Brown Trafton's gold medal was the first for the Americans in 76 years.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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