Dame Valerie wins shot put crown

March 13, 2018

Dame Valerie Adams has won her first shot put competition  following a 19 month break.

Adams has claimed her 15th national shot put title at the national track and field championships in Hamilton. It was her first event since the Rio Olympics.

It is also just five months since she gave birth to her daughter.

Her winning distance was 17.83 metres, well below her best, but enough to ensure her participation at next month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Also, Adams was presented with the gold medal from the 2010 World Indoor Championships.

At the time Adams finished second to Belarussian Nadzeya Ostapchuk, who was later disqualified for taking drugs.

Adams next event will be at the Big Shot competition in Christchurch next weekend.


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