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China’s shot putter Gong Lijiao wins her first Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020

The four-time Olympian set her personal best twice in the final, throwing 20.53 meters in the fifth round and 20.58m in her sixth attempt.

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Tokyo: China’s Gong Lijiao dominated in women’s shot put at Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, winning her first Olympic gold medal. The victory marked China’s first Olympic gold in field events.

The four-time Olympian set her personal best twice in the final, throwing 20.53 meters in the fifth round and 20.58m in her sixth attempt.

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Raven Saunders of the United States and Valerie Adams of New Zealand took the silver and bronze medal respectively.

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