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.