1 Aug 2021

Dame Valerie wins a bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics

2:53 pm on 1 August 2021
New Zealand's Dame Val Adams, Shotput Final, Olympic Stadium, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Sunday 01 August 2021. Mandatory credit: © John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

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Dame Valerie Adams has claimed a bronze medal in the shot put at the Tokyo Olympics

Her best throw of 19.62 got her on the podium behind China's Lijiao Gong and USA's Raven Saunders.

It is Dame Valerie's fourth medal in five Olympic games.

2018 junior world champion Maddison-Lee Wesche was the other New Zealander in the shot put final and she finished in sixth with a personal best throw of 18.98 metres.