• 4-time World champion Valerie Adams withdraws from Beijing World Championships

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Four time world champion New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams has withdrawn from the world championships in Beijing later this month after not recovering  from injury.

At the end of 2014 season Adams suffered a severe shoulder injury which affected her preparation for this season.

Adams returned to action on July 4 at Paris Diamond League meet where she achieved her season's best mark of 18.79m which is #12 this year in the world. 

Germanys'  Christina Shwanitz is leading the women's world list with a mark of 20.77m.

Besides four world outdoor titles, the 30-year-old Adams holds 2 Olympic and 3 world indoor titles. 

Women's shot top 15 performances in 2015

1 20.77 Christina Schwanitz GER 20 May
2 20.34 Gong Lijiao CHN 19 Jul
3 20.02 Michelle Carter USA 25 Jun
4 19.26 Cleopatra Borel TTO 7 Jul
5 18.96 Brittany Smith USA 23 Apr
6 18.94 Anita Márton HUN 10 May
7 18.93 Tia Brooks USA 25 Jun
8 18.89 Dani Bunch USA 23 May
9 18.88 Aliona Dubitskaya BLR 24 Jul
10 18.86 Yulia Leantsiuk BLR 25 Jun
11 18.84 Jeneva Stevens USA 25 Jun
12 18.79 Valerie Adams NZL 4 Jul
13 18.73 Felisha Johnson USA 20 May
14 18.71 Jill Camarena-Williams USA 25 Jun
15 18.65 Gao Yang CHN 13 Jul

 

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