Val Adams wins 37th straight competition

Last updated 10:07 18/07/2013
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GOLDEN GIRL: Valerie Adams has extended her winning streak.

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Valerie Adams won her 37th straight shot put competition when she topped the field in the Swiss City of Lucerne this morning.

With just over three weeks to the start of the 2013 Moscow World Championships, the double-Olympian propelled the 4kg shot out to 20.76 metres, and was untroubled in beating the world number three for 2013, German Christina Schwanitz who could only manage 19.65m.

In Moscow, Adams will attempt to win her fourth consecutive world title, having already won at Osaka (2007), Berlin (2009) and Daegu (2011).

The Swiss-based Aucklander also won the bronze medal in Helsinki in 2005 and was promoted to second after a historic positive drug test by Belarusian Nadzeya Ostapchuk.

Adams has one more competition scheduled before Moscow, a Diamond League meeting in London on 27 July.

At the same Lucerne meeting, young Hamilton hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe, turned 20 three days ago, came second with a best throw of 64.03m.

Ratcliffe now returns to Princeton, US to continue her studies.

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