Adams Remains Unbeaten with 50th Consecutive Win

Valarie Adams now has fifty wins in succession, the longest current winning streak in international athletics.

The “most dominant athlete” at New York’s Adidas Track Classic Diamond League meet “extended a remarkable streak as New Zealand’s world and Olympic champion Valerie Adams registered her 50th consecutive victory in the women’s shot put,” Reuters correspondent Larry Fine writes.

“Adams won with a throw of 19.68m, 17cm better American Michelle Carter.”

Rotorua-born Adams, 29, last lost a competition in 2010 in Zurich.

She is the first woman to win four consecutive individual titles at the world track and field championships.

Original article by Larry Fine, Reuters, June 15, 2014.


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All Black Beauden Barrett Signs with Suntory

All Black Beauden Barrett Signs with Suntory

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett, 29, will play for the Suntory Sungoliath in Japan’s Top League next season, which starts in January 2021, Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun reports. Barrett, a two-time…