Tokyo Olympics: Gong Lijiao secures China’s first athletics gold with career-best shot put

Follow our live coverage of day nine of the Tokyo Olympics hereChina’s Gong Lijiao has secured China’s first medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games athletics with victory in the women’s shot put, dedicating her win to the Chinese Communist Party on its centenary.Gong threw 20.58 metres to beat out Raven Saunders of the USA in silver and Kiwi veteran Valerie Adams in bronze.The Chinese world No 1 has led the field this year but, after failing to hit the 20m mark with her first three throws in the…


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