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Olympic weightlifting champion Tommy Kono dies in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Tommy Kono, who took up weightlifting in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans and went on to win two Olympic gold medals for the United States, has died. He was 85.

Kono died Sunday in Honolulu, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced. His daughter, JoAnn Sumida, told The New York Times the cause was hepatic encephalopathy caused by cirrhosis of the liver.

McLaughlin wins 200 freestyle at Swim Meet of Champions

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Katie McLaughlin won the 200-meter freestyle at the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions on Saturday night.

McLaughlin, a member of the U.S. national team, won in 1 minute, 59.74 seconds, the only swimmer to go under two minutes. She later finished seventh in the 50 free in the tune-up meet for the U.S. Olympic trials in June.

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