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Olympics 2012: Tia Brooks Eliminated In Group Stage; Nadzeya Ostapchuk Wins Gold

On Monday, Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus won the gold medal in the women's shot put final of the 2012 Olympics with a mark of 21.36. In addition to finishing first in the Final, Ostapchuk also finished first in the group stage of the competition, winning Group A with a mark of 20.76.

Behind Ostapchuk, Valeria Adams of Australia earned the silver medal with a mark of 20.70 (Adams also finished behind Ostapchuk in Group A with a mark of 20.40), while Evgeniia Kolodko of Russia earned the bronze with a mark of 20.48 (the Russian won Group B with a mark of 19.31).

Grand Rapids native Tia Brooks failed to qualify for the Finals after being eliminated in the group stage finishing with a 17.72 mark, good enough for 11th in Group B.

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