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Yves Niare dies in road crash

Updated: December 5, 2012, 7:21 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Yves Niare, who held the French record in the shot put, has died in a traffic accident. He was 35.

The French Athletics Federation said in a statement that Niare died Wednesday morning. It didn't provide further details.

He held the French shot put record of 67 feet, 11 3/4 inches and was a silver medalist at the European indoor championships in Turin, Italy, three years ago.

FFA president Bernard Amsalem said "Niare was an endearing athlete" and that "my thoughts go ...

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