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Canadian shot-putter Armstrong wins gold at Dutch meet

Canada's Dylan Armstrong makes an attempt in the Men's Shot Put at the Golden Spike Athletic meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Friday, May 25, 2012.

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Canada's Dylan Armstrong continued his march to the London Olympics his third gold medal in the past five days after winning the men's shot put at the Hengelo Fanny Blankers-Koen track and field meet on Saturday.

Armstrong, from Kamloops, B.C., won with a season-best throw of 21.44 metres. Tomasz Majewski of Poland was second and Rutger Smith of the Netherlands finished third.

Armstrong also won a pair of gold medals in the Czech Republic of over the week. He won the Turnov Ludvik Danek meet on Tuesday with a throw of 20.93 metres and claimed gold in Friday's Golden Spike meet with a throw of 21.29 metres.

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The 31-year-old athlete is rounding into form after he suffered from an arm injury earlier in the season and had a disappointing performance at the world indoor championships in March.

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