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Kibwe Johnson and Amber Campbell win hammer

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) - Kibwe Johnson's grandparents have someone special to cheer for in London.

Johnson won the hammer at the Olympic trials with a throw of 245 feet, 11 inches Thursday to earn a trip to the London Games.

"My grandparents have been to every Olympics since 1976, I think," he said. "And now they get to see me there."

A.G. Kruger, who finished third with a throw of 242-6, also will represent the United States.

Second-place Chris Cralle, who threw 243-11, doesn't have the Olympic "A" standard of 255-11 needed to qualify for the games. Both Johnson and …

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