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Ostapchuk wins women's shot put

Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus won her second straight Olympic medal in women's shot put, claiming gold Monday at the London Games.

Ostapchuk, a bronze medalist four years ago in Beijing, won her country's second gold medal in this event with a toss of 21.36 meters. Defending Olympic champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand was .66 meters behind her for silver.

Russia's Evgeniia Kolodko picked up bronze with a throw of 20.48 meters, while Gong Lijiao of China's was .26 meters behind in fourth.

Michelle Carter was the lone thrower from the United States to make it to the final round and finished in sixth place.