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Poland's Tomasz Majewski celebrates winning the gold for the men's shot put during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Poland's Tomasz Majewski celebrates winning the gold for the men's shot put during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Moments after winning gold, Polish shot-putter Tomasz Majewski almost ruined it.

Jubilant over his throw of 21.89 meters, Majewski ran across the track to grab a flag in celebration.

But the massive Majewski was a little too close for comfort for the women running the 10,000 meters. He got across the track before being in danger of a collision, but it was close enough to draw a big "OOOH" from the crowd.

Asked about it afterward, all he could do was smile and shake his head sheepishly.

"I'm very proud that I did it," he said.

— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://www.twitter.com/APKrawczynski

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