28 Jul 2013

Val Adams wins London Diamond League

8:42 am on 28 July 2013

Valerie Adams continued her amazing streak of unbeaten competitions with a completely dominant win at the London Diamond League Shot Put early on Sunday morning.

Adams best throw of 20.90 metres is the best in the world this year and 20 centimetres better than her 2012 Olympic gold medal performance in the same stadium.

The throw improved on her own 2013 world leading 20.88m and was well clear of her opponents including the second and third best performers in the world this year.

Adams' series of 20. 71, 20.79, 20.82, 20.31, 20.90 and 20.40 showed fantastic consistency.

In comparison, world number two and runner up Christina Schwanitz of Germnay could manage only 19.74 metres.

The double Olympic and three times world champion's unbeaten streak now stretches to thirty eight competitions over almost 3 years.

Adams says she's looking forward to the Moscow world championships starting in two weeks.

At the World Championships, Adams will attempt to win her fourth consecutive world title and tie the record for the most consecutive titles.

In addition, it is expected that Adams' other world championships medal, a bronze in 2005 is likely to be upgraded to silver by the IAAF following a historic positive test at those championships by arch rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk from Belarus.