Women´s shot put has suffered a lot with poor results and looks like a pale shadow of 80´s.
NZL´s Valerie Adams is the one who tends to prove the opposite. She won the women´s shot put with a new lifetime best of 21.24, even more, her result repeats the Championships record. She co-owns the record with Natalya Lisovskaya who won at the World Championships in Rome, 1987.
Silver medal went to Belarus, Nadeda Ostapt¡uk put 20.05 which gave her a 3cm (!) win over J. Camarena-Williams of United States who got close with 20.02m.
Fourth was China´s Gong Lijao who threw 19.97 which means 2-3-4 places were inside 8cm (!).
…other results: 5. Jevgenia Kolodko RUS 19.78… 6. Li Ling CHN 19.71… 7. Anna Avdejeva RUS 19.54… 8. Nadine Kleinert GER 19.26… 9. Michelle Carter USA 18.76… 10. Anna Omarova RUS 18.67… 11. Natalia Mihnevitsh BLR 18.47… 12. Christina Schwanitz GER 17.96… 13. Cleopatra Borel-Brown TRI 17.62
Women´s shot put is rising from ashes!