New Zealand

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Dame Valerie Adams
One of New Zealand’s greatest ever athletes, Dame Valerie Adams is globally one of the all-time best women throwers. Competing at five Olympic Games, she has won back-to-back golds, one silver and one bronze medal in shot put. A leader and role model in the Pacific community, Adams is celebrated for breaking the mould for women in sport.