Monday, August 6, 2012

Do you know who Valerie Kasanita Adams is? Nicky

Do you know who Valerie Kasanita Adams is?  Valerie Adams is a famous New Zealand Shot putter. She has broken many records and has won many, many awards. I hope you enjoy this report and you learn something.

Valerie Adams grew up in Rotorua in New Zealand. She was born in 1984, her dad was English and her mum was Tongan. Valerie Kasanita Adams is 6 ft 5 inches or 1.96 metres tall. When Valerie played in her school basketball team her height and her sports skills made her really handy with the ball.Valerie Adams belongs to the church of Jesus Christ, of Latter - Day Saints.In 2010, Valerie Adams had separated her husband Bertrand Vili.  

As Valerie Adams got older she started to enjoy Shot Put, so to become an expert she had been coached. Valerie had three coaches, her first coach was Kirsten Hellier, they met in 1998, her second coach was Didier Poppe in 2010, and Jean Pierre Egger was her third Coach.

One of Valerie Adams achievements was winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2006. She won another gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. In Beijing Valerie won another gold medal in the 2008 Games. At the Melbourne Games she was shot putting at 19.66 m! In the Beijing Games, she threw a shot put at 20.56 m! Also in Jamaica she threw a shot put, the distance was 17.73 m, and won a silver at the Commonwealth Games! Valerie sure has won a lot of medals.

Sadly, Valerie's mum died when she was just 15. Whenever Valerie competes in challenges, she oftens look up to the Heavens.

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