6 Sep 2010

Adams beats Ostapchuk

8:03 am on 6 September 2010

New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams has scored her first win of the season over her rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belaruss.

Representing Asia-Pacific, Adams won the Continental Cup title in Croatia with a season's best throw of 20.86 metres, 78cm ahead of Ostapchuk.

Her four best throws were also her four best of the season.

The Commonwealth Games start on 3 October.