Vili Victorious

World champion shot putter Aucklander Valerie Vili, 25, took the women’s title at the 12th World Athletic Championships in Berlin with a final throw of 20.44m. “I’m satisfied I could defend my title. Tonight the German [Nadine Kleinert] pushed me a lot but I wasn’t worried, we spent proper time preparing to get the right things done,” Vili said. The victory caps another remarkable year for Vili, who in May broke her New Zealand record with a heave of 20.69m in Brazil. Vili joins German Astrid Kumbernuss and China’s Zhihong Huang as the only multiple world shot put champions.


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