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Bilonog takes gold in closest ever Olympic Shot Put final

Olympia, GreeceYuriy Bilonog of Ukraine snatched the closest men’s Shot Put final in the history of the Olympic Games with a 21.16 to 21.16 duel with America’s Adam Nelson which was only split on countback due to the Ukrainian's better second effort (NB. in fact Nelson had no other registered mark). As such, the American's career remained unfortunately stuck in the silver medal groove tonight in the Ancient Stadium of Olympia.

Click here for a full report of the final which is published in our Event Report section.

>>UPDATE - there were over 25,000 spectators in Olympia yesterday evening<< 

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XXVIII Olympiad:

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