Participants

Dame Valerie ADAMS

Dame Valerie ADAMS
    Athletics
Birth Date:  06 Oct 1984
Place of Birth:  ROTORUA
Country of birth:  NZL
Age:  33
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  193
Weight (Kg):  120

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's Shot Put 2 Silver

Dame Valerie ADAMS - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Athletics 20.47 9 October, 2010 Delhi (IND)

Dame Valerie ADAMS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 12 Apr 12:15
Women's Shot Put Qualifying Round - Group B
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 20:40
Gold Medal Event Women's Shot Put Final
Finished

Legend

GR: Commonwealth Games Record

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Shot Put 1 19.88
2010 Delhi, IND Women's Shot Put 1 20.47
2006 Melbourne, AUS Women's Shot Put 1 19.66
2002 Manchester, ENG Women's Shot Put 2 17.45

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's Shot Put 2 20.42
2012 London, GBR Women's Shot Put 1 20.7
2008 Beijing, CHN Women's Shot Put 1 20.56
2004 Athens, GRE Women's Shot Put 7 18.56

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's Shot Put 1 20.88
2011 Daegu, KOR Women's Shot Put 1 21.24
2009 Berlin, GER Women's Shot Put 1 20.44
2007 Osaka, JPN Women's Shot Put 1 20.54
2005 Helsinki, FIN Women's Shot Put 2 19.62
2003 Paris, FRA Women's Shot Put 5 18.65

Previous names: Valerie VILI (nzherald.co.nz, 20 Aug 2010)
Occupation: Athlete
Languages spoken: English
Coach

Scott GOODMAN (olympic.org.nz, 20 Mar 2018)


Sporting relatives

Younger brother, Steven ADAMS, plays NBA basketball with Oklahoma City Thunder. Two other brothers, Warren and Ralph ADAMS, played professional basketball in New Zealand. Sister, Lisa ADAMS, won the Para F37 shot put and discus at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships in March 2018 (newzealandherald.co.nz, 23 Mar 2018) and was the first woman to play physical disability rugby league nines on the world stage, at the Rugby League Commonwealth Championships with the New Zealand men's squad in February 2018 (stuff.co.nz, 16 Feb 2014; maoritelevision.com, 19 Feb 2018).


Injuries

Shoulder surgery in 2006, shoulder and elbow operations in 2014, knee surgery in 2015. (stuff.co.nz, 28 Feb 2016)


Influence: First coach, Kirsten HELLIER (NZL). (iaaf.org, 30 Aug 2011)
Additional information

INCREDIBLE RUN
Unbeaten in major world shot put events from 2006-2014, won 107 competitions during this time. (olympic.org.nz, 20 Mar 2018)


BEST IN WORLD
IAAF World Female Athlete of the Year in 2014. (olympic.org.nz, 20 Mar 2018)


ROYAL APPOINTMENT
Appointed Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2017 New Year Honours. (stuff.co.nz, 31 Dec 2016)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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