• Valerie Adams Wins 4th Straight Wolrd Title

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Valerie Adams became the first woman to win four straight individual world titles on Monday (12), winning the women's shot put at the world championships in Moscow.

The double Olympic champion from New Zealand won with a toss of 20.88 meters. She has now won 38 straight events and has won every major championship at least twice.

Christina Schwanitz of Germany took silver with a throw of 20.41, and Gong Lijiao of China earned bronze with a toss of 19.95.

Results Women Shot Put

1 Valerie Adams NZL 20.88

20.41 20.46 20.88 X 20.76 20.32
2 Christina Schwanitz GER 20.41
PB 19.22 19.72 19.61 19.42 19.74 20.41
3 Lijiao Gong CHN 19.95

19.16 19.95 19.74 X 19.37 19.77
4 Michelle Carter USA 19.94

19.92 19.94 19.35 X 19.67 19.57
5 Evgeniia Kolodko RUS 19.81

18.97 19.49 19.40 19.81 X X
6 Ling Li CHN 18.39

18.30 17.97 18.18 17.68 18.39 18.32
7 Irina Tarasova RUS 18.37

18.06 17.82 18.08 18.31 X 18.37
8 Tia Brooks USA 18.09

18.09 X 17.94 17.73 X 17.49
9 Galyna Obleshchuk UKR 18.08

16.84 18.08 17.92


10 Xiangrong Liu CHN 18.04

X 18.04 17.72


11 Natalia Ducó CHI 18.02

17.58 18.00 18.02


12 Alena Kopets BLR 17.70

X 17.24 17.70

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