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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Day 4, Activity 1

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.


Name: Valerie Adams
Sport: Shot put
3 Facts: She's half Tongan and Pakeha and she was born in Rotorua, New Zealand in 1984.
She has been the dominant shot putter in the world since 2006.
She has won 2 Olympic gold medals, 3 Commonwealth gold medals.

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1 comment:

  1. What a great choice of athlete, Francesca! I also love Valerie Adams and am in awe of her ability and her dedication to her sport. I hope that she is able to repeat her past Olympic performance in Rio and win a gold medal. That would be pretty amazing, 'eh?!

    I hope that you'll get the chance to watch her compete next month on TV. I'm not yet sure which day she is due to compete but I will send you a message if I find out!

    Keep up the great work :)

    Rachel

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