Germany`s Christina Schwanitz wins world shot put title

Germany`s Christina Schwanitz won the women`s shot put at the world championships on Saturday.

AFP| Updated: Aug 22, 2015, 20:28 PM IST
Germany`s Christina Schwanitz wins world shot put title

Beijing: Germany`s Christina Schwanitz won the women`s shot put at the world championships on Saturday.

The German, a silver medallist two years ago in Moscow, managed a best of 20.37 metres to trump early leader and home hope Gong Lijiao, the Olympic and two-time world bronze medallist.

The Chinese thrower sealed silver this time around with 20.30m, American Michelle Carter taking bronze (19.76).

One notable absentee from Saturday`s action was New Zealand`s four-time world champion Valerie Adams, who skipped the worlds after failing to regain her form sufficiently after complicated double surgery on her shoulder and elbow.