23 Jun '12, 11pm

5-Time Silver Medallist Adam Nelson Misses Final, Gives Emotional Presser And Advice For Us All #eugene2012

An End of an Era? Adam Nelson Misses Shot Put Final And Reflects on His Legacy By LetsRun.com June 23, 2012 Two time Olympic silver medallist, one time World Champion, three time World silver medallist in the shot put Adam Nelson surprisingly failed to qualify for the final at what will likely be his final Olympic Trials. Nelson throwing in the rain fouled his first two throws and his final throw ended up being .30 meters short of the final. An emotional Nelson, who had tears in his eyes, was hugging long-time track and field officials as he entered the media area, realizing this was the end of one chapter of his life. Nelson, twice had come close to the pinnacle of the sport, the Olympic gold medal, and there will be no final opportunity. Nelson was accompanied by his wife Laci in the mixed zone and they hugged and then Nelson entertained the media in an emotional, touchi...

Full article: http://www.letsrun.com/2012/nelson-0623.php

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