9 Mar 2014

Adams retains World Indoor title

Adams retains World Indoor title

Author: IMGSTG Admin  /  Categories: News  / 

Valerie Adams continued her undisputed dominance of world shot put with victory in the final of the world indoor champs in Poland.

Adams was the first thrower in the competition and started with a modest 20.06 throw, which would have been enough to win the competition.

As it turned out,  the two times Olympic champion had four longer attempts with a best of 20.67 in the fifth round. Adams recorded 20.06, 20.41, foul, 20.10, 20.67, 20.16.

As expected, the closest competitor to the now three times world indoor champion was German Christina Schwanitz with a toss of 19.94 in round five. Lijiao Gong from China was a distant third with 19.24.

Valerie Adams record:
2 x Olympic Champion   2008 2012
4 x World Champion   2007 2009 2011 2013
3 x World Indoor Champion   2008 2012 2014
44 competitions unbeaten streak (since August 2010)

Meanwhile, Nick Willis  finished 4th in the 1500 final in 3:38.47, but was later disqualified for a lane infringement. The race was won by Ayanleh Souleiman of Djibouti in 3:37.52.


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