Valerie ADAMS

Valerie ADAMS - New Zealand - 2013 World Champion again in the shot put.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 12 August 2013

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Saturday, 06 October 1984
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Rotorua, New Zealand
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  • New Zealand
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Valerie ADAMS - New Zealand - 2013 World Champion again in the shot put.

"Happy birthday J.P." says the sign on Valeria's right hand but the big smile is because she has just been presented with her fourth gold medal, for the winning the World Championships shot put, for women.


Her third attempt, of 20.88m, won the title for her though in Daegu two years earlier she threw 21.24 (her personal best) for that victory.


 1 Valerie ADAMS
 NZL
 20.88
 2  Cristina SCHWANITZ
 GER  20.41 PB
 3  Lijiao GONG
 CHN  19.95
 4  Michelle CARTER
 USA  19.94
 5  Evgeniia KOLODKO
 RUS  19.81
 6  Ling LI
 CHN 18.39
 7  Irina TARASOVA
 RUS  18.37
 8  TIA BROOKS
 USA  18.09

 

Valerie Adams attempting to win her third gold medal at an Olympic Games must have thought she 

was on course having set a season best throw of 20.42 with her second throw. But Michelle Carter

saved her best  of 20.63 with the penultimate throw of the competition - a US record and snatched

the title from her. Valerie did not contest the 2015 World Championship in Beijing where Carter

won the bronze medal.

 

 

2016 Olympic Games.

Women's shot put final.  Rio de Janeiro.



 1.  Michelle Carter  United States  20.63  NR & WL
 2.  Valerie Adams  New Zealand  20.42  SB
 3.  Anita Márton  Hungary  19.87  NR
 4.  Gong Lijiao  China  19.39  
 5.  Raven Saunders  United States  19.35  PB
 6.  Christina Schwanitz  Germany  19.03  
 7.  Cleopatra Borel  Trinidad and Tobago   
 18.37  
 8.  Aliona Dubitskaya  Belarus  18.23