13 Aug 2013

Adams wins fourth straight shot put gold, Fraser-Pryce wins 100

11:46 am on 13 August 2013

Valerie Adams has made history at the world athletics championshiops in Moscow, as the first female athlete to win four successive world titles.

In the opening three rounds of the shot put, New Zealand's dual Olympic champion cleared the 20 metre mark, improving in each round before sealing another title with a distance of 20.88 metres.

Germany's Christina Schwanitz took the silver with a best distance of 20.41 metres and China's Gong Lijao won the bronze.

On the track, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a masterful display of sprinting to complete a Jamaican 100 metres double with victory in the women's final, taking gold with the biggest winning margin in world championships history.

It was a second world title for the 26-year-old, who also won in 2009, and followed hot on the heels of compatriot Usain Bolt's victory in the men's final on Monday.

Fraser-Pryce's lightning-quick run on the bright blue track at the Luzhniki stadium was Boltesque in its dominance as she set a world leading time of 10.71 seconds and finished streets ahead of her rivals.

Determined to overcome the disappointment of finishing fourth two years ago and despite not getting the best of starts, she powered home for a memorable victory and says it's really special.

Murielle Ahoure was second in 10.93 to give Ivory Coast its first world championship medal.