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Asli Cakir Alptekin of Turkey wins Olympic gold medal in women's 1,500-meters

2:45 PM, Aug 10, 2012   |    comments
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LONDON (AP) - Alsi Cakir Alptekin led Gamze Bulut in a 1-2 finish for Turkey in the Olympic women's 1,500-meters Friday night.

European champion Alptekin, who served a two-year suspension for doping after the 2004 world junior championships, won the gold medal in 4 minutes, 10.23 seconds, and Bulut took silver in 4:10.40. Two-time world champion Maryam Jamal of Bahrain won the bronze medal in 4:10.74.

U.S. runner Morgan Uceny had another tumble at a major meet, crashing to the track at the start of the last lap and failing to finish the final. She was the leading 1,500 runner leading into the world championships last year but fell in the final at Daegu.

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