The 10 Best New Zealand’s Athletes You Should Know- 2018


Valerie Adams

Four-time Olympic shot-put champion Valerie Adams is one of a select few to win world championship titles at the youth, junior and senior levels in any athletic event.

She is also the first woman to win four consecutive titles at the world track and field championships, and her personal best throw–with a distance of 21.24 metres (69.9 feet)–earned her the New Zealand, Oceanian, Commonwealth and World Championship records. She was recognised on the 2016 New Year’s Honours List, being named Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

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