With another Diamond League title in the bag, Val Adams has set her sights on receiving the Olympic shot put gold medal.
Adams, the 2008 Olympic champion, finished second to Nadzeya Ostapchuk in the final at the London Games this month but her Belarusian rival was then stripped of the title for failing a drugs test.
Adams last week told reporters in Switzerland, where she is based, that she wanted to receive the medal "in a stadium full of people", but indicated she would be happy to be awarded it in New Zealand at a later date.
However, after winning the Birmingham Grand Prix in England overnight (NZT), Adams is reportedly hoping to receive the medal at the Zurich Diamond League meeting later this week.
That would be fitting given how much time she spent in Switzerland during her Olympic buildup, though it is unlikely the medal will be retrieved from Ostapchuk in time for that - the ball is in the International Olympic Committee's court as it deals with a reported appeal by Ostapchuk over her drugs ban.
It would appear the more likely scenario is that Adams will have the special moment she was cruelly denied in front of 80,000 fans at the Olympics, back home in New Zealand.
It is understood one proposal has been made to present Adams with her gold medal at the Christmas in the Park outdoor concert in Auckland on December 8.
The annual event draws crowds in excess of 200,000 and is being mooted as an ideal platform for the New Zealander to be honoured in the fashion she should have been in London.
In Birmingham, all five of Adams' valid throws would have won the competition, her longest of 20.52m coming in round one.
Michelle Carter of the United States found 18.71m, good enough for second while Trinidad's Cleopatra Borel finished third with 18.36m.
"I was very consistent which is very comforting," said Adams. "I'm very happy that I won by a couple of metres."
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