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Loper, who is blind in one eye, captures gold

Updated: August 4, 2003, 9:11 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Collyn Loper has something special to bring back to show her high school friends in Alabama: a gold medal from the Pan American Games.

The 16-year-old junior, of Indian Springs, won the women's trap shooting event Monday, also securing an Athens Olympics berth for the U.S. team. Loper, who is right-handed but shoots left-handed because she is blind in her right eye, finished with 87 points, three more than Canada's Cynthia Mayer.

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