Lisa Adams has joined sister Dame Valerie in winning shot put gold for New Zealand.
Adams dominated the F37 shot put final tonight, leading from the start, before her last two throws of 15.12m extended her the Paralympics record and gave her victory by a whopping 1.43m over China’s Mi Na.
Adams took up shot put only three years ago and since then has won the world championship and the Paralympic gold medal, while setting the Paralympic record and the world record.
Here’s how Adams’ gold medal win unfolded:
Wheel Blacks' winless finish
The Wheel Blacks have finished their Paralympic Games campaign in eighth place, falling to a slim defeat at the hands of Denmark.
In a match that was closely contested throughout, the Danish side were able to maintain a small lead once they found the front, eventually winning 56-53.
The two sides played out a stalemate in the opening quarter of the game, ending the period at 13-13. Denmark got the better of the second period to take a four-point lead into the halftime break, before extending that gap by another point in the third.
The New Zealand side tried to fight back in the final period and were able to close the gap, however their Danish counterparts were good enough to hold them off and close out the win, leaving the Wheel Blacks winless in their four games at the event.
Denmark were buoyed by a strong performance by Sebastian Frederiksen who scored 26 of the team’s 56 tries, with Barney Koneferenisi scoring 37 of the New Zealanders’ 53 tries.
The match closes out the campaign for the Wheel Blacks, who were making their first appearance at the event since 2008 where they finished fifth of the eight teams.
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