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News posted on Sunday 29th August, 2021

Lisa Adams wins gold in Tokyo

Lisa Adams holding NZ flag after winning Gold

Paralympic debutant Lisa Adams won a gold medal tonight in Tokyo leading from the first throw in the Women’s Shot Put F37. This now takes the medal tally for the New Zealand Paralympic Team to 3 medals including 2 gold and 1 silver.

Adams went into the event as world record holder. She came out and showed the field she meant business with her first throw of 14.36m setting a new Paralympic record. Adams then went onto better the record 4 times with each throw. She won the gold medal with a final throw of 15.12m and new Paralympic record.

The silver medal went to Na Mi (China) throwing 13.69m and bronze to Yingli Li (China) at 13.33m.

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