Valerie Adams New Zealand
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Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

06 Oct 1984

Height

1.93m

Weight

120kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
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Top Performances

Sport Guides

ATHLETICS

Valerie Adams competed in ATHLETICS

Did you know?

  • With 2,000 athletes competing in 47 events, athletics is the largest single sport at the Games.
  • There are 24 track events, the majority of which begin with one or more rounds of heats.
  • The 16 field events start with a qualification stage, with the best athletes qualifying for the final.
  • Only the five road races, the men's and women's 10,000m and the decathlon and heptathlon have no heats.
  • The majority of athletics events are held in the new Olympic Stadium, which has a capacity of 80,000.

Results for Valerie Adams

Date Event Rank Mark
6 Aug Women's Shot Put Final 1 gold 20.70 m
6 Aug Women's Shot Put Qualification, Group 1 1 20.40 m

Head to Head

Valerie Adams vs Anita Marton

Valerie Adams

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London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

2

London 2012 results (m)

20.70 Women's Shot Put

Height

1.93m (6'4")

Weight

120kg

Age

30

Anita Marton

Anita Marton Hungary flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

London 2012 results (m)

17.48 Women's Shot Put

Height

1.72m (5'8")

Weight

90kg

Age

25

View the London 2012 medallist table