Brown Trafton wins women's Olympic discus event

August 19, 2008 11:22:18 AM PDT
Stephanie Brown Trafton of the United States has won the Olympic gold medal in the women's discus throw. The 28-year-old Brown Trafton, from Galt, Calif., who was third at the U.S. trials but had the best throw by an American this season, won the Olympic title Monday with a best mark of 64.74 meters (212 feet, 5 inches).

Yarelys Barrios of Cuba, a bronze medalist at the last world championships, took silver at 63.64 (208 feet, 9 inches) and Olena Antonova of Ukraine won bronze at 62.59 (205-4).