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American weightlifter fails to repeat

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Nurcan Taylan of Turkey captured the Olympic gold medal in the women's 48-kilogram weightlifting event Saturday night.

American Tara Cunningham, meanwhile, missed out on a chance for a second straight Olympic title and did so in spectacular fashion.

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Li Zhuo of China won the silver while the bronze went to Thailand's Aree Wiratthaworn.

Cunningham dropped the bar on her left leg on her second lift and finished 11th.

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