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Belarusian Miankova wins women´s hammar throw gold

Source: Xinhua | 08-20-2008 21:34

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) --Aksana Miankova of Belarus won the gold medal of women's hammer throw at Beijing Olympics here on Wednesday with a new Olympic record of 76.34 meters.

Aksana Miankova of Belarus celebrates after the women's hammer throw final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 20, 2008. Aksana Miankova won the gold with 76.34 metres and set a new Olympic record.(Xinhua Photo)
Aksana Miankova of Belarus celebrates after the women's hammer 
throw final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's 
Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 
20, 2008. Aksana Miankova won the gold with 76.34 metres and set 
a new Olympic record.(Xinhua Photo)

The silver medal went to Yipsi Moreno of Cuba with 75.20 meters. China's Zhang Wenxiu claimed the bronze with 74.32 meters, wining China's second bronze in athletics at the Games.