Gong retains shot world title

AFP

China's Gong Lijao retained her shot put title at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday.

The 30-year-old -- a two-time Olympic medallist and with four minor medals at the world championships -- won with a best mark of 19.55 metres.

Jamaica's Danniel Thomas-Dodd took the silver with a best of 19.47m whilst Christina Schwanitz of Germany took the bronze (19.17m).