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Valerie Kasanita A dams . The shot putter proudly representing New Zealand!!!. Competitions: . A four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion She also holds a World Compionship Record with a personal best throw of 21.24 meters.

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Valerie Kasanita Adams

The shot putter proudly representing New Zealand!!!


Competitions:

  • A four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion

  • She also holds a World Compionship Record with a personal best throw of 21.24 meters.

  • She is the first woman to win four following individual titles at the world track and field championships.


Career

  • In 1998 Adams met former javelin thrower Kristen Hellier who would become her coach for the next 11 years.

  • Then winning the World Youth Championships in 2001, with a throw of 16.87 m.

  • In 2002 she was a World Junior champion, With a throwing of 17.73 m, and had her first taste of senior success winning a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games with 17.45 m.


Personal life

  • Adams was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, to a Tongan mother LilikaNgauamo and an English father Sydney "Sid" Adams. Her father, who settled in New Zealand after service in the Royal Navy, and had a total of 18 children with five women. Adams' youngest sibling is basket baller Steven Adams, and two other brothers also played professional basketball in New Zealand.


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