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Valerie Adams-Vili

Full name: Valerie Kasanita Adams-Vili
Gender: Female
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 243 lbs (110 kg)
Born: October 6, 1984 in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Affiliations: Counties Manukau
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Valerie Vili 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. Vili, 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 – 21.07 (2009).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 19 Athina Athletics Women's Shot Put New Zealand NZL 8
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Athletics Women's Shot Put New Zealand NZL 1 Gold
2012 Summer 27 London Athletics Women's Shot Put New Zealand NZL 1 Gold

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
2004 Summer 19 Athina Athletics New Zealand Final Round 7 18.56
2004 Summer 19 Athina Athletics New Zealand Final Round Round One 3 18.56
2004 Summer 19 Athina Athletics New Zealand Final Round Round Two 4 foul 18.56
2004 Summer 19 Athina Athletics New Zealand Final Round Round Three 7 17.93 18.56
2004 Summer 19 Athina Athletics New Zealand Qualifying Round 4 QU 18.79
2004 Summer 19 Athina Athletics New Zealand Qualifying Round Group A 2 18.79
2004 Summer 19 Athina Athletics New Zealand Qualifying Round Group A Round One 2 18.79
2004 Summer 19 Athina Athletics New Zealand Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 pass 18.79
2004 Summer 19 Athina Athletics New Zealand Qualifying Round Group A Round Three 2 pass 18.79
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Athletics New Zealand Final Round 1 20.56
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Athletics New Zealand Final Round Round One 1 20.56
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Athletics New Zealand Final Round Round Two 1 20.40 20.56
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Athletics New Zealand Final Round Round Three 1 20.26 20.56
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Athletics New Zealand Final Round Round Four 1 20.01 20.56
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Athletics New Zealand Final Round Round Five 1 20.52 20.56
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Athletics New Zealand Qualifying Round 1 QU 19.73
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Athletics New Zealand Qualifying Round Group A 1 QU 19.73
2008 Summer 23 Beijing Athletics New Zealand Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 19.73
2012 Summer 27 London Athletics New Zealand Final Round 1 20.70
2012 Summer 27 London Athletics New Zealand Qualifying Round 1 Q 20.40
2012 Summer 27 London Athletics New Zealand Qualifying Round Group A 1 20.40
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