2 May 2007

Valerie Vili wins in Japan

10:36 am on 2 May 2007

The New Zealand shot-putter Valerie Vili threw 19.02 metres to win her event at the Japanese international meeting in Shizuoka.

It was the second time this year that Vili has gone over 19 metres, coming on top of her 19.47 metres at the John Walker meeting in Auckland in March.

She will return to Auckland today to continue into her next phase of training.

Vili has yet to confirm her next competitions but they are likely to be in Bangkok and New Delhi in June.