Dame Valerie Adams wins New Zealand's 11th medal at Tokyo Olympics

Publish Date
Sunday, 1 August 2021, 2:46AM

Dame Valerie Adams has won New Zealand's 11th medal of the Tokyo Olympics after claiming bronze in the women's shot put today.

China's Gong Lijiao claimed the gold with a monster throw of 20.58, while USA's Raven Saunders won silver with 19.79.

Winning a medal at four consecutive Olympics, Adams won bronze with a throw of 19.62.

Today's medal adds to Val's golds from 2008 and 2012, and a silver from 2016.

Meanwhile, fellow Kiwi Maddi Wesche registered 18.47, finishing in sixth in the final.

What a great effort from our Kiwis!

Congratulations Val!