30 Aug 2018

Injury rules Dame Valerie out

9:43 am on 30 August 2018

The two time Olympic shot put champion Dame Valerie Adams has withdrawn from this weekend's season ending Diamond League track and field meeting in Brussels due to injury.

Athletics New Zealand throws coach Scott Goodman says Adams has been suffering from a knee injury and decided as she won't be at her best to withdraw from the meet.

Goodman says the injury doesn't spell the end of Dame Valerie's career.

Dame Valerie Adams

Dame Valerie Adams Photo: Photosport

Fellow shot putter Tom Walsh is competing in the men's event Diamond League meet in Zurich tomorrow with $75 thousand up for grabs for the winner.

The World and Commonwealth Games champion claimed an encouraging win over a strong field in Germany last weekend.