10 Mar 2008

Vili wins another world shot put title

8:12 am on 10 March 2008

Valerie Vili has added the world indoor shot put title to the outdoor title she won last year.

In Valencia this morning, Vili rocked the other seven competitors in the first round sending the ball out to another Oceania and New Zealand indoor record of 20.19m.

This bettered her record of 19.72m set in the qualifying rounds.

Vili had a further throw over 20 metres, 20.07m in round three, followed by 19.68m in round four and 19.89m in the sixth and final round.

Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus, who was second to Vili at the outdoor championships, was second again with 19.74m, with Meiju Li of China third with 19.09m in the final round.