Nadzieja Astapchuk Wins Women's Shot Put Gold
And scored Belarus' 8th Olympic medal.
Nadzieja Astapchuk of Belarus won the women’s shot put at the London Olympics on Monday, bringing a third gold medal for the nation at the Olympics, BelaPAN says.
The 31-year-old athlete had the best effort of 21.36 meters, 66 centimeters further than the best throw of runner-up Valerie Adams of New Zealand.
Ms. Astapchuk was fourth at the 2004 Athens Olympics with a put of 19.01 meters and third at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with 19.86 meters.
Now, Belarus possesses 8 Olympic medals: three gold, two silver and three bronze ones.