Valerie Adams of New Zealand competes in the Women's Shot Put Final during day two - WIC Istanbul (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Istanbul 2012 - Flash Interviews - Women's Shot Put Final

Winner - Valerie ADAMS, NZL

I have trained my butt off. I am very excited. And I am very excited about the Olympics coming up but there is still a lot of training to be done, still some months to go. I have regained my indoor title today. There is a good rivalry between us shot putters, today again it was a competition like at Olympic Games. This victory means a lot to me. It was a great competition with a great outcome. I felt really good today, I was probably a little bit nervous because of the slash with Ostapchuk.

Second - Nadzeya OSTAPCHUK, BLR

I wasn't able to throw well technically. The throwing circle here is made of wood and rubber and not beton, which produces some kind of resonance, and thus I was not able to get my technique together today.

Third - Michelle CARTER, USA

I am excited to have produced my season's best here. Jill and I have been working so hard this year and we want to show the US can also do well in the Women's Shot Put. It is a great confidence booster for the Olympics and I'll continue to work hard.