Commonwealth Games: Valerie wins gold

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Valerie Adams
Valerie Adams

Valerie Adams has won her third Commonwealth Games gold medal with a 19.88m throw in the shot put final in Glasgow.

The Rotorua-born athlete won the gold medal with her 19.88m second attempt this morning.

She also recorded a 19.58m, 19.76m, and 19.79m throw in the final today.

The silver medal went to Cleopatra Borel from Trinidad and Tobago who recorded a 18.57m throw.

Canadian athlete Julie Labonte won bronze with a throw of 17.58m.

The victory was Adams 54th consecutive win at an international event.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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