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January 7, 2005

Aussie wins shot putt silver at Deaflympics

From: ABC Online, Australia - Jan 7, 2005

Australian Dean Barton-Smith won a silver medal in the shot put at the Deaflympics in Melbourne yesterday.

Barton Smith's throw of 13.56 metres put him in second place behind Ukraine's Oleg Bilokon.

Australia was in equal seventh position on the overall medal tally after the first day of competition.

More than 3,5000 deaf and hard of hearing athletes from 94 countries are competing at the Deaflympics.

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