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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.

Tom Shields wins 100 butterfly at Swim Meet of Champions

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Tom Shields won the 100-meter butterfly Sunday on the last night of the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions.

Shields, a member of the national team, touched first in 52.15 seconds in the tune-up meet for the U.S. Olympic trials in June.

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