Activity 1: New Zealand will be sending approximately 76 athletes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August to compete in the Summer Olympic Games. To learn more about these amazing athletes you can read their biographies on the New Zealand Olympic team website. Each athlete has their own page dedicated to them. For this activity, please choose one of the athletes listed on the Rio Olympic Athletes page, read about them and then write a short description of them on your blog. In the blog please include their name, their sport, and three interesting facts about them.
Name: Valerie Adams
Sport: Athletics (Shot Put)
Valerie Adams is a New Zealand shot putter. She is a four-time World Champion, three time World Indoor Champion, two time Olympic champion and three time Commonwealth champion. She was born October 6th, 1984 in Rotorua, New Zealand. She is in a family of five. Three Siblings (Including herself) and her parents.
1. Valerie has only been beaten twice, in Shot Put.
2. She is 1.93 metres, which makes her 6 foot 3.
3. Her former spouse was, Bertrand Vili, and were together for six years.