American Adam Nelson might get his shot-put gold after all

Adam Nelson never got to hear the national anthem playing in his honor at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The American shot put standout didn't...

Top of the world for Hoffa

...Japan - Reese Hoffa is unknown no more. The Lakeside High graduate won the shot put Saturday while training partner Adam Nelson took second for a 1-2 U.S. finish on the opening night of the world track and field championships. Hoffa, who...

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Hoffa's shot comes up short

...won an Olympic gold medal Friday, instead trudged out of the Bird's Nest empty handed. So did American teammate Adam Nelson. The other U.S. thrower, Christian Cantwell, did take the silver, but even he was disappointed. The colorful...

Hoffa, U.S. men in shot put's elite

...What's no secret is this: The quirky and charismatic American shot-putting trio of Hoffa, Christian Cantwell and Adam Nelson could very well sweep the Beijing Games' first track and field medals on Friday. But first, there is the qualifying...

Hoffa fulfills a dream

...headed to the Olympics. Hoffa, the former Lakeside High and University of Georgia standout, finished second behind Adam Nelson to earn his first trip to the Olympics, which are in Athens, Greece. John Godina finished third at 69 feet-2 inches...

Hoffa wins shot put, earns Olympic berth

...won the silver medal in the 2008 Olympics.Hoffa also won the 2008 Olympic trials, but finished seventh in Beijing.Adam Nelson did not make the cut to Sunday's shot put final at Hayward Field. Nelson, 36, won the silver at the 2000 and 2004...

Hoffa wins shot put, earns Olympic berth

...71-0 3/4, and Christian Cantwell was third at 69-9 3/4. Cantwell won the silver medal in the 2008 Olympics.Adam Nelson did not make the cut to the final at Hayward Field. Nelson, 36, won the silver at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.

Reese Hoffa expects Olympic medal this time

...sweltering Georgia heat. For two years Chang has trained in Athens alongside Hoffa and two-time Olympic silver medalist Adam Nelson with throwing coach Don Babbitt. He's trying hard to reach their level.As Chang's throws keep peppering the vicinity...

Work ethic sticks even as Hoffa's fame soars

...year and topped Olympic teammates Christian Cantwell and Adam Nelson. Hoffa calls 22 meters "the gold standard" in shot...mean this is Hoffa's last hurrah. U.S. teammate Adam Nelson -- who turns 33 on Monday -- was a silver medalist...

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Reese Hoffa can reflect on his career with pride

...American medal winners in shot put that extends back to the original modern Olympics in 1896, joining John Godina, Adam Nelson and Christian Cantwell in keeping that streak in tact since John Barnes won the last shot put gold for the U.S. in...