U.S. boxer collapses, will miss games

August 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
American bantamweight Gary Russell Jr. will miss the Olympics after collapsing Thursday night while trying to make weight. Russell is two-time national champion and one of the top medal hopes for the U.S. team. He is resting after he collapsed in a last-ditch workout to reach the 119-pound limit.

He was removed for the US team's list of competitors before Friday's draw.


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