New Zealand’s Dame Valerie Adams, who is of Tongan heritage, won a bronze medal in Shot Put at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, August 1.
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Tuesday 3 August 2021
Monday 11 November 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tongan-New Zealander shot-put athlete Lisa Adams won Gold in shotput at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai on Saturday, 11 November. Lisa Adams is the younger sister of Olympic shotput champion Valerie Adams.
Monday 1 May 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Dame Valerie Adams-Price is looking forward to becoming a mum in October. Valerie (32) revealed her pregnancy on twitter, stating “we have a shot ready for when you arrive in October little one. Love from your Mum and Dad to be”.
Wednesday 4 January 2017
New Zealand has honoured Valerie Adams (32) with the title of Dame in their annual New Year Honours list. Valerie Adams is the youngest woman to become a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM).
Wednesday 2 November 2016
Tongans have big health issues around obesity, diabetes, heart problems and high blood pressure. "If I can get one family or one child moving to live a better lifestyle for themselves - then our future looks a little bit brighter for these kids,” said Valerie Adams, three-time Olympic medalist. Valerie stresses to all Tongans that 30 minutes of moving a day helps toward living a healthier life.
Monday 31 October 2016
Valerie Kasanita Adams, a two–time Olympic gold medalist arrived in Tonga on Monday, October 31 on her first assignment in her role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador to promote and encourage healthy lifestyle and sports participation in the Pacific.
Friday 28 October 2016
Shot Put champion Valerie Adams will visit Nuku’alofa next week promoting healthy lifestyles and sports participation as part of her newly appointed role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador.
Monday 5 January 2015
After a brakes failure on Real Tonga's 12-Harbin Y12 aircraft caused the aircraft to veer on the runway and disrupted flights to 'Eua on Friday January 2, the airline today apologized to passengers affected by the disruption, including the world champion athlete Valerie Adams and her partner.
Thursday 1 January 2015
Wishing the Tonga Royal Family a Happy New Year this morning at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa, was Valerie Adams, the Olympic gold medalist shot putter, who joined a New Year's breakfast in the Palace grounds for about 200 people, including Tonga's new Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Monte Carlo, Monaco
New Zealand-Tongan Shot put athlete, Valerie Adams has been named the “The Athlete of the year” by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) last week on November 21, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Tuesday 7 August 2012
When Valerie Adams won a Silver Medal for New Zealand in the women's shot-put at the London Olympics this morning, her extended family at her mother's native village of Houma, in Tongatapu was cheering with pride.