A great silver medal again to Valerie Adams in the shotput final.
Her first throw of 19.79 metres got pipped out by Michelle Carter’s 2nd throw of 19.82 metres.
Then Adams did a season best 20.42 metres on her second throw. Most other finalists are only in the 17 and 18 metre range. Her third throw of 19.80 metres matched the first one.
Carter’s 4th throw was better at 19.87 but still no one else over 20 metres. Then Anita Marton tied on 19.87 on her 5th throw.
But then Carter on the 6th throw did a massive 20.63 and won the gold with Adams silver. Adams was superb but Carter’s final throw was awesome. Well done Val for a great performance.