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SHOT DIVA GETS THE GOLD

MICHELLE CARTER WINS GOLD FOR USA, BEATING VALERIE ADAMS WITH HER FINAL THROW

SHOT PUT

MICHELLE CARTER calls herself the ‘Shot Diva’ and the American put herself well and truly in the spotlight on the first evening of athletics competition with a dramatic last-gasp win.

Carter seems to have the knack of keeping her cool when the pressure is on. The 30-yearold won the world indoor title in March with her final attempt and she did the same in Rio, unleashing the throw of her life in the last round to deny New Zealand shot put star Valerie Adams a third Olympic title.

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RIO 2016 COVERAGE MEN 6 100m 10 400m 14 800m 16 10,000m 20 Pole vault 22 Long jump 24 Discus 26 20km walk WOMEN 30 100m 32 400m 34 10,000m 36 3000m steeplechase 38 Heptathlon 42 Marathon 44 Triple jump 45 Shot put 46 Hammer NEWS 52 Hudson-Smith arrives on world stage 54 Rooney motivated by Yousif injury 56 Ultra runner’s continental challenge PERFORMANCE 58 Sports science latest 60 Coach Insight – Matt Yates 62 Safety in throws events RESULTS & FIXTURES 64 Results round-up 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 50 YOUNG ATHLETE Javelin thrower Bethany Moule 76 QUIZ CORNER Test your Olympic knowledge 82 DIP FINISH Shot champ out to change event’s image
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