New Zealand has another young shot put star.

Madison-Lee Wesche has followed the footsteps of Valerie Adams and Jacko Gill to claim gold at the world under-20 championships.

Wesche won the title in Tampere, Finland overnight with her winning attempt of 17.09m coming on her final throw of the competition.

Wesche was sitting third before setting a new personal best with the gold medal throw, edging out China's Linru Zhang and Jorinde van Klinken who both finished with 17.05m.


New Zealand has won three golds at previous world under-20 championships - all in the shot put with Gill claiming two titles and Adams one.