Transgender hammer thrower Keeling Godsey narrowly missed a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, finishing fifth in the Olympic Trials at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., today. Godsey's longest throw of 231-3 was just 11 inches off of third place Jessica Cosby's clinching throw. After the fourth round, Godsey was in third place after his personal-record throw. But it wasn't enough to hold off two great fifth-round throws by Amber Campbell and Amy Haapanen.
This is likely the end of Godsey's competitive career. He has held off a medical transition until after his last competition. While it won't be with realized Olympic dreams, he can now move ahead with a whole new life waiting for him. And we wish him the best of luck.
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