Shot put star Valerie Vili has won gold at the IAAF Athletics World Championships in Osaka, Japan. Vili threw a personal best of 20.54 meters, beating defending champion Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus by six centimetres. “It’s pretty hard to knock the All Blacks off the front page in New Zealand,” said the 22-year-old. “Rugby is our national sport. But I suppose for one day, you’ll have athletics on the front page. I’m very happy to do this for my little country.” Vili dedicated her gold medal to her father, who died of cancer in May.