Valerie Adams receives gold medal from 2010

Author
NZ Newswire,
Publish Date
Fri, 9 Mar 2018, 8:14PM
Adams is only just receiving her medal now due to drug cheating from her competitor. (Photo / Photosport)
Adams is only just receiving her medal now due to drug cheating from her competitor. (Photo / Photosport)

Valerie Adams receives gold medal from 2010

Author
NZ Newswire,
Publish Date
Fri, 9 Mar 2018, 8:14PM

Kiwi shot put star Valerie Adams has been bestowed with the 2010 World Indoor Championships gold medal after its previous recipient was stripped of the title for doping.

Former holder, Belarusian Nadzeya Ostapchuk, has tested positive for drugs since the Doha meet, handing the medal to Dame Valerie.

She has now retroactively won the event on four successive occasions, in two year intervals from 2008 to 2014.

Adams received the medal after the women's shot put stakes at Friday's New Zealand track and field championships in Hamilton.

She claimed her 16th domestic title at the event.

Friday's meet was the two-time Olympic gold-medallist's first for 18 months, having recently given birth to her first child.

She'll also use competition as a warm-up for April's Commonwealth Games.

-NZN