Dame Valerie Adams
About Valerie

Dame Valerie Adams is undoubtedly the most dominant track and field star New Zealand has ever produced.

From 2006-2014 Dame Valerie was unbeaten in major championships, enjoying an unprecedented winning streak in world athletics of 107 competitions during that period. Her major wins included back-to-back Olympic gold at the 2008 and 2012 Games, and four world championship titles.

In 2016 Dame Valerie added silver to her Olympic medal collection, after making a comeback following shoulder, elbow and knee surgeries the previous year.

Now a mother of two, Dame Valerie continues to compete at the top level, and has her sights set on the Tokyo Olympics. She’s also made a foray into coaching, assisting younger sister Lisa with her bid to qualify for the Paralympics in the shotput.

A leader and role model in the Pacific community, the seven-time Halberg sportswoman of the year is a lively and engaging speaker.

Career Highlights

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2018

Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist
(2018, 2002)

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2017

Named a Dame Companion in the New Zealand Order of Merit

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2016

Olympic Silver Medalist

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2016

IAAF World Indoor Championships Bronze Medalist
(Portland 2016)

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2014

Commonwealth Games Flag Bearer
(Glasgow)

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2014

IAAF Female Athlete of the Year

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2014

Commonwealth Games Gold Medalists
(2014, 2010, 2006)

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2014

NZOC Lonsdale Cup
(2014, 2013, 2011, 2007, 2006)

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2014

IAAF Indoor World Championships Gold Medalist
(Sopot 2014, Istanbul 2012, Doha 2010, Valencia 2008)

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2013

IAAF World Championships Gold Medalist
(Moscow 2013, Daegu 2011, Berlin 2009, Osaka 2007)

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2012

Halberg Sportswoman of the Year
(2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)

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2012

Olympic Gold Medalist
(2012, 2008)

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2005

IAAF World Championship Silver Medalist
(Helsinki 2005)
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