Valerie finally defeated in France

Photo: Valerie Adams Adams finished fifth at the Diamond League meet in the Stade de France. Photo/Stephanie Mahe/Reuters

New Zealand-Tongan shot put golden girl Valerie Adams has been defeated in France this morning at the Diamond League meet in Stade de France.

German Christina Schwanitz defeated the Double Olympic shotput champion after she delivered three throws in excess of 20m, finishing with a best of 20.31m.

Known as Tongi-Tupe-He-Funga-Taua, Adams was returning to action for the first time this year since her right elbow surgery and the removal of bone from her right shoulder.

Her defeat put an end to her reigning world champion for the first time in 57 competitions, and almost five years.

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