Lisa Adams is a women’s para shot put athlete (F37 category) who has experienced a rapid rise to the track and field stage.
Diagnosed early in life with left hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy she won a national title in 2018 at her first major competition and has broken the F37 para shot put world record several times since she started competing. Lisa won her first world title with a world record throw of 14.70m at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai in 2019 and broke this again throwing a massive 15.28m at the 2020 New Zealand Track and Field Championships.
Lisa competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (postponed to 2021) and won a gold medal in Women’s shot put F37, setting 4 Paralympics records in the process.
She splits her time between being a mum at home in Rotorua and training commitments in Auckland and is coached by her older sister Dame Valerie Adams.
New Zealand Track and Field Championships National Title (Hamilton)