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In November 2016, Natallia MIKHNEVICH of Belarus, competing in the Athletics Women's Shot Put event, in which she ranked 2nd and for which she was awarded the silver medal, has been disqualified from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.
Favourite Valerie Vili brings gold to New Zealand in the women's shot put. In her first attempt, Vili launches the shot put 20.56m and sets a high standard for the competition. Belarussian Astapchuck tries to unseat the world champion, but is unable to best her stellar first distance. Athletics Shot Put Women Final - Beijing 2008 - Valerie Vili (NZL), Nadzeya Astapchuk (BLR)