Athletics: Lisa Adams betters world para shot put record

Lisa and Dame Valerie Adams
Lisa and Dame Valerie Adams Photo credit: Image: Getty

Lisa Adams, the little sister of eight-time world champion Dame Valerie Adams, has beaten a world record in the women's para shot put in Christchurch.

Adams threw a monster 14.13m to claim the F37 mark, while her older sister and coach looked on at the New Zealand track and field champs.

The throw at the Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub beat the record by 17 centimetres, a distance set by Franziska Liebhardt of Germany at the Rio Paralympics in 2016.

But her performance may not be recognised as an official world record, since the national championships are not sanctioned by World Para Athletics.

Lisa Adams
Lisa Adams Photo credit: Image: Getty

The 27-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, is aiming to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020.

She will also compete in the para discus event on Sunday.