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Oleksiy Torokhtiy wins gold in 105k

Updated: August 6, 2012, 6:06 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Oleksiy Torokhtiy won a surprise weightlifting gold medal for Ukraine on Monday after the top names in the 105-kilogram category dropped out or were eliminated.

Torokhtiy lifted 185 kilograms in the snatch and 227 kilograms in the clean and jerk for a total of 412 kilograms, just one kilogram more than silver medalist Navab Nasirshelal of Iran.

Poland's Bartlomiej Bonk got bronze at 410 kilograms, putting all three medalists within two kilograms.

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