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.


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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