China’s Gong Lijiao wins women’s shot put gold

Gong reacts during the woman’s shot put final today. (AP pic)

TOKYO: China’s Gong Lijiao won the women’s shot put gold in a personal best 20.58m today, besting a stacked field under blistering conditions at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium.

The US’ Raven Saunders picked up silver and New Zealand’s Valerie Adams claimed bronze.

The top-ranked 32-year-old, who previously won silver in London and bronze in Beijing but missed out on the podium in Rio de Janeiro, let out a roar as she retained her claim as the sport’s best.

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