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Adams adds fifth Diamond League title

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/09/2016

Olympic silver medallist Valerie Adams, who already had her fifth Diamond League title in the bag, has again finished second to American Michelle Carter in the final league meet.

Adams' best throw was 41cm behind gold medallist Carter's 19.98m in Brussels and with Hungary's Anita Marton third, the result was a repeat of the podium at the Rio Games.

However, Adams' final league tally of 46 points was well ahead of Marton (25) and Carter (12).

Results: Michelle Carter (USA) 19.98 m 2. Valerie Adams (NZL) 19.57 3. Anita Marton (HUN) 19.11 4. Brittany Smith (USA) 18.66 5. Aliona Dubitskaya (BLR) 17.79 6. Cleopatra Borel (TTO) 17.59 7. Melissa Boekelman (NED) 17.17 8. Brittany Crew (CAN) 16.95 9. Jolien Boumkwo (BEL) 15.99

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