3 Dec 2011

Triple world champion Adams up for global award

9:00 am on 3 December 2011

New Zealand shotputter Valerie Adams is one of the nominees for this year's international Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award.

The judges say Adams has been chosen for being indisputably the greatest female shotputter in the world.

She won her third straight world title this year.

A shortlist of six nominees will be released on 15 December and the winner will be announced at a globally televised ceremony in London in February.