Valerie Kasanita Adams is a famous New Zealand shot putter. She has broken many world records and has won many gold medals. Valerie Adams makes New Zealand proud of her achievements
Valerie Kasanita Adams was born on October 6th 1984 in Rotorua, New Zealand and was brought up in a Christian background. Her mother Lilika Ngauamo was Tongan and her father Sydney Adams was English born. She also has several brothers that are over 7ft tall. Sadly her mother died when she was 15 years old and her mother inspired her. In 2010 she divorced her husband Bertrand Vili.
Valerie was a shy child when she was at school. She was also very tall and good at basketball. Her P.E teacher spotted her talents at high school in Mangere and noticed her good forearm throws.
Valerie Adams broke the record for shot put in bare feet in the junior championships. She also won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth. In Jamaica she threw a shot put at 17.73m and won silver at the Commonwealth Games. She is currently holding the New Zealand Oceanian, Commonwealth and equal World championship records with a personal best throw of 21.24 metres.
Her first coach was Kristern Hellier. She was a very well known Javelin player. They met in 1998 and were together for 11 years. Valerie Adam’s coach now is Jean-Pierre Egger
Valerie Adams’s makes New Zealand proud of her achievements. Valerie will make New Zealand proud in the 2012 Olympic games and will win lots of gold medals.