China's Gong Lijiao wins gold in women's shot put at Tokyo Olympics with personal best

Gong Lijiao of China won her first Olympic gold medal in the shot put with a personal best of 20.58 meters on Sunday.

The reigning two-time world champion produced two efforts over 20 meters on her last two attempts at the Olympic Stadium to cement her victory ahead of Raven Saunders of the United States, who took the silver medal with 19.79.

Veteran Valerie Adams of New Zealand won a bronze medal in her fifth and likely last Olympics. The 36-year-old Adams is a two-time Olympic champion and in Tokyo became the first woman to qualify for five Olympic finals in the shot.