• Adams and Hoffa Takes Shot Put Titles

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Zürich, Switzerland – Competing before an energized capacity crowd at Zurich’s main trains station, Valerie Adams and Reese Hoffa won their respective Shot Put competitions tonight while each capturing the 2012 Samsung Diamond Race in the event.

For the third consecutive year, organizers of the Weltklasse Zürich held the Shot Put competitions on the day before the main meeting, a set-up that's proven popular among athletes and fans alike.
Adams, the London Olympic champion, dominated the women’s competition with a 20.81m meeting record while Hoffa, in a much more competitive men’s competition, took top honours with a 21.64m best.
Overal Valerie Adams with 28 points won diamond race trophy for the second consecutive year. As well Adams has won 29 consecutive shot put competitions, which is the most among women athletes in history. 
Men's diamond race trophy took Reese Hoffa with 24 points. It is first diamond race trophy in athletes career.
Today the rest of the track and fied competition will continue at Zürich  Stadium. 
Men's Shot put Results
Pos Athlete Nat Mark
1 Reese Hoffa USA 21.64
2 Ryan Whiting USA 21.49
3 Tomasz Majewski POL 21.18
4 Dylan Armstrong CAN 20.54
5 Cory Martin USA 20.25
6 Asmir Kolašinac SRB 20.18
7 Marco Fortes POR 19.23
David Storl GER NM

Women's Shot Put Results
Pos Athlete Nat Mark
1 Valerie Adams NZL 20.81
2 Michelle Carter USA 19.25
3 Cleopatra Borel TRI 18.66
4 Christina Schwanitz GER 18.61
5 Evgeniia Kolodko RUS 18.51
6 Natallia Mikhnevich BLR 18.49
7 Irina Tarasova RUS 18.33
8 Nadine Kleinert GER 17.82
9 Chiara Rosa ITA 17.37

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