Adams beaten into silver

Valerie Adams of New Zealand reacts in the Women's Shot Put final during athletics on day nine of...
Valerie Adams of New Zealand reacts in the Women's Shot Put final during athletics on day nine of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 13, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. Photo: Getty Images
Kiwi shot put legend Dame Valerie Adams has been forced to settle for Commonwealth Games silver after her first-up heave of 18.70m proved insufficient to hold off Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd.

Adams nailed a season-best throw with her first heave and sat equal-first until the fifth throw, when Thomas-Dodd threw a whopping 19.36m.

The 33-year-old Adams ultimately couldn't make up the distance, claiming silver after three consecutive Games golds in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

Canadian Brittany Crew was third with 18.32m.

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