Valarie Adams has won her third World Championship shot put title.
Her 21.24 metre throw equalled the
world record World Championship record, breaking both the New Zealand record and her personal best.
Keeping Stock, the NZ blogosphere’s sports king, says:
At just 26 years old, Adams has the world at her feet. Her third World Championship sits alongside two Comonwealth Games gold medals and the Olympic gold medal from Beijing in 2008. She is well on her way to becoming New Zealand’s best-ever track and field athlete; shot-putters traditionally mature late, and it’s conceivable that she could have another ten years of competing at the top level and at the pinnacle of her powers.
I am in awe of the physical and mental strength it takes to be a top athlete and this win makes her one of our very best.