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Encyclopedia > Valerie Vili
Commonwealth Games Medal Record
Athletics
Silver 2002 Manchester Shotput
Gold 2006 Melbourne Shotput

Valerie Vili, née Adams, (born October 6, 1984 in Rotorua) is a shot putter from New Zealand. A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball (called the shot) as far as possible. ...


In 2002 she became junior world champion and landed a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. In 2004 she finished 8th at the Olympic Games. The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ... The shot put events at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held on 18 August 2004 at the Ancient Olympia Stadium. ...


The next year she earned a place in the international elite, winning a surprise bronze medal at the World Championships with a personal best throw of 19.87m. In addition, she finished second at the World Athletics Final. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games the 1.96m-tall athlete won the gold medal, breaking the 20-year-old Commonwealth Games record of 19.00m with a throw of 19.66m. Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ... The 3rd IAAF World Athletics Final was held at the Stade Louis II, in Monte Carlo, Monaco on September 9, and September 10, 2005. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ...


Her current personal best throw of 20.20 metres is also the Oceanian record.


Valerie Vili is married to Bertrand Vili, a discus thrower from New Caledonia.[1] Statue of discus thrower in Botanic Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark The Discus throw is an athletic throwing event in track and field competition. ...


She is currently preparing for the world athletics final in Osaka later in 2007 after having surgery on her shoulder bone. She will go into Osaka ranked number 2 in the world.


References

  • IAAF profile for Valerie Vili
  1. ^ Taylor, Murray. "Strong winds suppress results in Hamilton", IAAF, 6 February 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-06. 

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Hamilton City Hawks (434 words)
Vili produced the highlight of the Porritt Classic in Hamilton by breaking the New Zealand residents and allcomers record with a throw of 19.38m.
Vili, who is expected to win gold in Melbourne, has a New Zealand record of 19.87m but that was achieved outside the country – at this year's world championships four months ago in Helsinki.
Vili said it was a "nice way" to start her New Zealand track season and her training regime would increase in intensity leading up to the March Games, where she is ranked No 1.
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