Zou Lijuan of China competes during the women's shot put F34 of athletic event at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 14, 2016. Zou cliamed the title and broke the world record. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's Zou Lijuan set a new world record to win gold in the women's shot put F34 at the Rio Paralympics on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old posted a best throw of 8.75m, eclipsing the previous record of 8.60m.
Poland's Lucyna Kornobys took silver with 8.00m and New Zealand's Jessica Hamill secured bronze with 7.54m.
It was Zou's second gold medal here after her triumph in the javelin F34 on Friday.
Zou, who only began her athletics career in 2012, was born with cerebral palsy.