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Heavy medal: The weight of the Olympic prize is impressing Rio athletes

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The medals being given out at the Rio Games are the heaviest in Olympic history. In other words, wear with caution. At 17.6 ounces apiece – 1.1 pounds – it’s quite a bauble that’s getting dangled off the necks of some of the world’s top athletes. And some have been surprised about how that weight feels when presented with their Olympic prize. “I might start getting a neckache,” British trap shooter Edward Ling said Monday after winning bronze. “It’s rather…

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