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NZ shot putter Valerie Adams wins Gold in Moscow

Valerie Adams throwing for Gold

New Zealand’s Valerie Adams has become the most successful shot putter in history, winning a fourth world title at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Monday.

Joining only a handful of athletes in track and field ever to achieve four individual world titles, yesterday’s milestone sees Adams as the most dominant athlete her sport has seen.

The Olympic champion won with a toss of 20.88 meters. Christina Schwanitz of Germany took silver with a throw of 20.41, and Gong Lijiao of China earned bronze with a toss of 19.95.


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