Valerie Adams eases into World Indoor final

Last updated 23:40 08/03/2014

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Olympic champion Valerie Adams needed just one throw to qualify for the women's shot put final at the World Indoor championships in Poland tonight (NZT).

With the automatic qualifying mark set at 18.70, Adams first up throw of 20.11 sent her straight to tomorrow morning's final (6.50am NZT). The throw was also the world's best indoor performance for 2014.

Christina Schwanitz from Germany, who is expected to provide Adam's sternest competition, needed two throws to reach 19.73 to qualify directly.

Just four athletes surpassed the 18.70 standard and will be joined by the next best four throwers in the final due.

Another Kiwi athlete, Nick Willis, will contest the 1500m final at 8:00am.

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