Adams’ best throw of 20.88m was almost half a metre ahead of her nearest rival and added to her duo of Olympic wins.

“I’m super-happy and very grateful,” said Adams, who first won the world championships in 2007 and defended her title in 2009 and 2011.

“To win a fourth world title is amazing, it’s exactly what we came here to do. I’m very proud to have made some history with New Zealand in my heart.

“Shot put is a sport that has been traditionally of European success, it makes me happy to stamp the New Zealand flag all over it now.”

Adams hasn’t been beaten in 39 events, the closest being the London Olympics where he defeater was later stripped of gold after a positive drug test.

“It never gets old hearing the national anthem and I wouldn’t care if there was no one else but me in the damn stadium,” she said.

“But this one tastes that little bit sweeter after what happened last year.”

A big night on the lash wasn’t on the agenda for Adams – she planned to celebrate by rewarding herself with sleep.

“I’m so tired – I’ve been so focused for this that I’m just exhausted tonight,” she said.

“I’m going to have dinner and then I can’t wait to get some sleep.”

This morning Mo Farah cruised through his 5000m heat to make Friday night’s final in a bid to win the long distance double after his earlier 10,000m win.

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