Activity 1 -
New Zealand will be sending approximately 76 athletes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August to compete in the Summer Olympic Games. To learn more about these amazing athletes you can read their biographies on the New Zealand Olympic team website. Each athlete has their own page dedicated to them.
For this activity, please choose one of the athletes listed on the Rio Olympic Athletes page, read about them and then write a short description of them on your blog. In the blog please include their name, their sport, and three interesting facts about them.
I have chosen Valerie Adams because I know that she inspires people around the world. The Olympics this year will be her 4th Olympic Game. She has won a gold medal in Shot Put in Beijing and also in London. She finished seventh in her debut at Athens in 2004.
Interesting Facts about her - Valerie has been the dominant women's shot putter in the world since 2006, only beaten twice in major world events during that period and having an unprecedented winning streak of 56 competitions between 2010 and 2014. She was the IAAF world female athlete of the year for 2014.
2nd fact - Valerie is on the comeback after shoulder and elbow surgery in 2014. She finished third at the recent World Indoor Championships. The last fact is that Valerie has won 14 New Zealand shot put titles and has won the Halberg Sportswoman of the year award seven consecutive years from 2006 - 2012.
Thanks and have a great holiday!!