Olympic medalist Gong Lijiao claims win at IAAF Diamond League in Rome

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-09 10:11:30|Editor: Song Lifang

Gong Lijiao of China competes during the women's shot put event at the Rome's Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, part of IAAF Diamond League competition in Rome, Italy, June 8, 2017. Gong claimed the title with 19.56 meters. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

ROME, June 8 (Xinhua) --- Chinese shot-putter Gong Lijiao has won first place here in a season best result of 19.56 meters during the 2017 IAAF Diamond League.

Rio Olympic silver medalist Gong, 28, produced five more puts surpassing the 19 metre barrier, winning over runner-up Americans Daneilla Bunch (18.95m) and Olympic Champion Michelle Carter (18.86m)

With a win bagged earlier in Shanghai, it is the second time for Gong to claim a victory in this series of the Diamond League.

The Diamond League is an IAAF annual series of track and field event that awards points based on competitions in hosting cities across the globe.

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