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Sanya Richards-Ross wins gold

Updated: August 6, 2012, 1:53 AM ET
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LONDON -- Disappointment, tears and that oh-so-unsatisfying color -- bronze -- are all in the past for Sanya Richards-Ross.

On this trip to the Olympics, she closed the deal.

Four years after a late fade left her crying and wearing the Olympic bronze medal, Richards-Ross won the 400-meter gold she always thought she could.

"What I have learned is you don't win the race until you win the race," Richards-Ross said. "I knew I had to cross the finish line first to call myself ...

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