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.

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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.