updated 8/18/2008 8:40:07 AM ET 2008-08-18T12:40:07

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, 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.

Yarelys Barrios of Cuba, a bronze medalist at the last world championships, took silver at 63.64, and Olena Antonova of Ukraine was third at 62.59.

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