Michelle Carter wins Brussels DL shot title, Valerie Adams wins Fifth Diamond League title


Carter_Michelle-Brussells16.jpgMichelle Carter, won Brussels DL, photo by PhotoRun.net

Adams_Valerie1b-Brussells16.jpgValerie Adams, won the Diamond League, photo by PhotoRun.net

Carter wins, Adams gets the trophy

Olympic winner Michelle Carter has won the shot put competition of the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme with 19.98, which took place in the heart of Brussels on the eve of the meeting. New Zealand's Valerie Adams took second 19.57 to clinch her fifth overall victory in the IAAF Diamond League. Third Olympic bronze medalist Anita Marton 19.11, the remaining putter with 18+ result was US Brittany Smith as fourth 18.66. The athletes clearly enjoyed this unique change of environment at Brussels Grand Place. "This is by far the most beautiful location I have ever competed at," said an excited Michelle Carter. "It was pure fun. I love Brussels! "It's a fantastic setting for shot putting, it was very special," Valerie Adams agreed. "What a big, enthusiastic crowd as well, they were amazing! Getting to play our own songs during our attempts gave us an energy boost too. It was brilliant!"

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