Friday, July 20, 2012

Valerie Adams Inspires Me

The person who inspires me is Valerie Adams. 

Valerie Adams won 3 world titles, 2 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and an Olympic gold medal. She had done all this by the age of 26.

She was born in Rotorua, New Zealand. A Tongan mother (Lilika Ngauamo) and an English father (Sydney Adams). She had an athletic build and was exceptionally strong and tall.
At the 2006 Commonwealth Games 1.96 tall, she won a gold medal. She finished the year ranked Number 2 in the world and won the halberg Awards as sportsman of the year.

From 2007-2009 she was the number 1 shot-putter in the world. In 2007, 2008, and 2009 she won the world title. She was a winner of the Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2008.

I wish that I could become like her one day. In the future I would compete in discus and shot-put at a championship level.

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