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U.S. gains three unexpected golds

Updated: September 1, 2011, 2:13 PM ET
Associated Press

DAEGU, South Korea -- In a golden half-hour for the United States, three Americans won world championship titles Thursday, none more surprising than Jennifer Barringer Simpson getting the first 1,500-meter victory since Mary Decker-Slaney in 1983.

Jesse Williams added the first men's high jump world title in two decades, and Lashinda Demus ran the third-fastest time in history to take the women's 400 hurdles.

At the end of the night, the United States led the medal standings with ...

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