Li­jiao dom­i­nates field to win shot put gold

New Straits Times - - Sport -

There were only two other throws over 19 me­tres - Anita Mar­ton’s fi­nal ef­fort of 19.49 which won sil­ver for the Hun­gar­ian and Amer­i­can Michelle Carter’s third throw of 19.14 which took bronze.

“It’s a very spe­cial mo­ment for me. Of course, the rain af­fected the com­pe­ti­tion and that is the rea­son we didn’t go past 20 me­tres tonight,” Gong said.

” I am glad to show all the hard work I’ve done in the past with this gold medal.”

Gong first ap­peared one the scene as an 18-year-old at the 2007 World Cham­pi­onships where she fin­ished sev­enth.

She won Olympic bronze in Bei­jing in 2008 and sil­ver in Lon­don in 2012 as well as world sil­ver in Bei­jing two years ago.

Gong was ag­o­nis­ingly close to end­ing that run in Bei­jing when she threw 20.30m in the open­ing round but lost out to Ger­many’s Christina Sch­wanitz by seven cen­time­tres.

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