News | Athletics
17 May 2021 21:14
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Athletics

    As she embarks on another Olympic cycle, Dame Valerie Adams views her journey to a fifth Games after having two children as a triumph

    As she embarks on another Olympic cycle, Dame Valerie Adams views her journey to a fifth Games after having two children as a triumph


    The gold medal winning shot putter has been included in the group of 15 Kiwi athletes to head to the Games later this year.

    Since the 2016 Rio event Adams has given birth to a daughter and son.

    She says parenting duties make things tough for female athletes.



    Joining Adams in the conditional team include 1500 metre runner Nick Willis, who is also set to attend his fifth Games.

    Shot putters Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill, and hammer throwers Julia Ratcliffe and Lauren Bruce are also in the team.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Athletics News
     10 May: US sprinter Justin Gatlin has been among more than 400 athletes taking part in a test event at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium, as organisers fine-tune operations and COVID-19 countermeasures
     08 May: International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates says the Tokyo Games will go ahead because organisers have designed a custom-made Olympic bubble to protect athletes and the Japanese people
     06 May: Weightlifting New Zealand are certain Laurel Hubbard meets the International Olympic Committee's criteria for selection
     28 Apr: British Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty says athletes have a right to express their opinions and take a stance without being punished, in response to a ban on protests during the Tokyo Games
     21 Apr: The New Zealand's men's canoe sprint team selected for Tokyo have plenty of history
     19 Apr: Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge has sent a warning to his rivals ahead of this year's Tokyo Games
     18 Apr: High jumper Hamish Kerr's just grateful to be doing what he loves
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Eroni Clarke expects the All Blacks players to relish the chance to play their Pasifika friends and rivals More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The Government's new investor immigration strategy won't result in them all moving to New Zealand More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Oprah Winfrey has recalled the "big mistake" she made while interviewing Sally Field 20:42

    Entertainment:
    Paloma Faith has admitted she felt "guilt mixed with concern" about going back to work after giving birth 20:12

    Entertainment:
    Dave Bautista "gave up" collecting his own WWE action figures 19:42

    Entertainment:
    Prince Harry has compared his life to 'The Truman Show' 19:12

    Netball:
    Winning is not enough for the Stars netball team 18:57

    Entertainment:
    Tiffany Haddish is reportedly set to take over from Ellen DeGeneres on daytime TV 18:42

    Health & Safety:
    An elderly man suffered two leg amputations after medics failed to undertake a complete assessment of his condition 18:37

    Business:
    The Government's new investor immigration strategy won't result in them all moving to New Zealand 18:27

    Entertainment:
    Leslie Jones only got a coronavirus vaccine so she could present the MTV Movie & TV Awards 18:12

    Law and Order:
    Footage from the night a man died in police custody is set to be revealed 18:07


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd