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Adams takes gold for New Zealand

Valerie Adams has taken New Zealand's gold medal tally to six after she was awarded gold in the women's Shot Put.
Valerie Adams of New Zealand
Valerie Adams of New Zealand competes in the Women's Shot Put final on Day 10 at the Olympic Stadium.

Valerie Adams has taken New Zealand's gold medal tally to six after she was awarded gold in the women's Shot Put.

Adams' victory was her homeland's sole triumph in the Athletics competition following the disqualification of original winner Nadzeya Ostapchuk after she failed a doping test.

The Belarussian athlete tested positive for anabolic agent metenolone during in-competition testing on August 5 and 6 and has been disqualified from the final results.

Adams' throw of 20.70m now earns the gold medal, with Russia's Evgeniia Kolodko now taking silver and Lijiao Gong of China elevated to bronze.

A statement by the International Olympic Committee released earlier today said: 'The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has disqualified, withdrawn the medal from, and excluded Belarus's Nadzeya Ostapchuk (athletics, women's shot put) from the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London.'


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