27 Feb 2011

Adams sets new record

5:29 pm on 27 February 2011

New Zealand's champion shot putter Valerie Adams has broken the New Zealand allcomers and residents record at the Auckland Athletics Championships at Mt Smart.

Adams threw 20.33 metres to break her pervious mark by 8cm.

Adams was due to compete in Christchurch last night, but after that was cancelled she decided to compete in Auckland.

Adams says it was her aim to set a new mark today.

Her national record is 21.07 metres set in 2009.

She'll next compete in Australia before returning for the National Championships, while her main aim this year is the World Championships in South Korea.