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Rulon Gardner skips weigh-in

Updated: April 21, 2012, 9:51 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Former Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner failed on Friday to add yet another chapter to his Encyclopedia-thick book of overcoming odds when he elected not to weigh in for this weekend's U.S. Olympic wrestling trials.

Gardner, 40, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist, had been training for a comeback since losing nearly 200 pounds on the NBC reality television show, "The Biggest Loser." On Thursday, he told the Los Angeles Times he weighed 280 pounds, roughly 15 more than the ...

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