Valerie Adams

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Birthday
6, 1984
Birthplace
Rotorua, New Zealand
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1984 (age 34)
Birthplace
Rotorua, New Zealand

About

Dominant shot putter from New Zealand who took home consecutive Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012.

Before Fame

She won her first World Youth Championship gold medal at age 17.

Trivia

She is also a three-time World Championship gold medalist and two-time World Indoor Championships gold medalist.

Family Life

She grew up with 17 siblings, many of whom have used their large stature to also become professional athletes. She was married to Bertrand Vili from 2004 until 2010. She married Gabriel Price in 2016 and is close with her in-laws. 

Associated With

She is one of her country's most dominant shot putters, much like her English male counterpart Geoff Capes.