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American Reese Hoffa claims bronze in men's shotput

August 03, 2012|By David Wharton
  • Reese Hoffa puts the shot during London Olympics competition.
Reese Hoffa puts the shot during London Olympics competition. (David J. Phillip / Associated…)

LONDON -- U.S. shotputter Reese Hoffa won bronze Friday at the London Games.

Hoffa had been one of the favorites, coming into the event with a best of 22 meters this year, but he couldn't keep pace with defending Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski of Poland, who won gold again.

Another favorite, David Storl of Germany, won the silver medal.

Among the other Americans in the final, Christian Cantwell finished fourth and Ryan Whiting was ninth.

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