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Tatyana Lysenko wins hammer

Updated: August 10, 2012, 7:44 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Tatyana Lysenko of Russia set an Olympic record Friday night to win the hammer throw, an event marred by a technical problem with the measurements for the bronze-medal winner.

Lysenko, the former world-record holder who served a two-year doping ban until 2009, set the games record with her first attempt at 77.56 meters and then improved it with her fifth at 78.18. Aksana Miankova of Belarus held the previous Olympic record of 76.34, set at the 2008 Beijing Games.

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