6 Sep 2010

Adams beats Ostapchuk

7:10 am on 6 September 2010

The New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams has scored her first win of the season over her rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk.

Representing Asia-Pacific, Adams has won the Continental Cup title in Croatia with a seasons best throw of 20.86 metres, 78cm ahead of the Belarussian.

Her 4 best throws were also her 4 best of the season, putting her in great form ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Adrian Blincoe was 6th in the 3000 metres, Nikki Hamblin was 6th in the 1500 metres and Stuart Farquhar was 4th in the javelin.

Europe won the competition.