Adams will head to Europe in May for some much-needed competition
The two-time Olympic champion is also looking for a COVID-19 vaccination, before she heads overseas
"All of a sudden I had nothing, I had no immediate goals and didn't know what was going on".
Dale Stevenson has complete faith that the Kiwi great is capable of topping the podium in Tokyo.
Local and international sporting events making headlines on April 9.
Kiwi shot-putters Tom Walsh and Dame Val Adams were among medal contenders.
She smashed the record by 18cm at the World Para Athletics Championships.
The Kiwi threw a personal best, but was pipped by American Joe Kovacs.
The reigning champ only needed one throw to qualify in Doha.
The Kiwi world shot-put champion had three throws over 22 metres.
"People sometimes think 'you don't have a baby because you must be cursed' - but that's not the way."
The Kiwi lost to his arch-rival in the first Diamond League meeting of 2019.
The Kiwi world champion was almost two metres off his best in Auckland.
The Kiwi shot-putter is making his way back from a debilitating heart issues.
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The Commonwealth Games champ is teeing up with golf legend Sir Bob Charles.
The Kiwi broke a 30-year-old meet record in the men's shot put at Zurich.
The news wasn't so good for Tom Walsh, who finished fifth in the men's shot put.
The double Olympic champion completed her best throw since becoming a mother.
The next generation of Kiwi shot putters are making their presence felt.