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Rio de Janeiro 2016
Games Results Sport Event
Rio de Janeiro 2016
#2
Athletics Shot Put
London 2012
Games Results Sport Event
London 2012
#1
Athletics Shot Put
Beijing 2008
Games Results Sport Event
Beijing 2008
#1
Athletics Shot Put
Athens 2004
Games Results Sport Event
Athens 2004
#8 Athletics Shot Put

Valerie ADAMS

New Zealand
Athletics
Height
193 cm / 6'4''
Weight
120 kg / 264 pounds
Birth date
6 Oct 1984 Rotorua, New Zealand
Gender
Female

Number of medals

3 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

4 Olympic Games

Valerie ADAMS biography

Valerie Adams won the shot put at the Olympic Games in Beijing to become the first New Zealand athletics gold medallist since John Walker in 1976 and the first woman since long jumper Yvette Williams in 1952. Adams, born to a Tongan mother and an English father, had earlier become one of the first four women to win world titles at youth, junior and senior levels (the others were Jana Pittman, Yelena Isinbayeva and Veronica Campbell-Brown). She successfully defended her world title in Berlin in 2009. She also won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006 after finishing second four years earlier in Manchester and defended the title in 2010. By the end of 2013 he had completed a six year unbeaten streak in World and Olympic competition winning 4 World Championship and 2 Olympic titles. Adams was formerly married to former New Caledonia discus thrower Bernard Vili, who represented France in the 2009 IAAF World Championships but they divorced in 2010.

Personal Best: SP – 21.24 (2011).

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