18 Aug 2012

Valerie Adams returns to competition with success

7:44 am on 18 August 2012

Valerie Adams has added more success to her Olympic gold medal by winning the women's shot put category at a Diamond League athletics meet in Stockholm.

Adams had a best throw of 20 point 26 metres, almost half a metre short of what she threw at the London Olympics, but it was enough to beat her rivals in Stockholm.

The London Games silver medallist Yevgeniya Kolodko took out second after Adams, but she was still a metre short of the New Zealand champions throw.

Nadzeya Ostapchuk did not compete.