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Silver Creek graduate Valerie Allman wins gold in Olympic discus


August 4, 2021

Bruce Warren

Fans at the Olympic watch party at Niwot Wheel Works cheered as Silver Creek's Valerie Allman won the gold medal in the discus.

After narrowly missing the qualifying mark for the 2016 Team USA women's discus team, Silver Creek graduate Valerie Allman made the mark and more in Tokyo.

Allman became just the third American since 1932 to win gold in the women's discus with a 69.98 meter (229.6 feet) hurl on Aug. 2. She backed up a 66.42 meter (217.9 feet) throw in the qualification round on July 30 which had then set a rec...

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