Commonwealth Games: Day 6 – Valerie Adams Gold
NZ At The 2010 Commonwealth Games: Day 6 – Valerie Adams Shot Put Gold
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Valerie Adams put a difficult year behind her to retain the Commonwealth Games shot put title in emphatic fashion today.
Adams put together a magnificent sequence of throws – 20.47m, 20.39m, 20.08m, 20.31m. 20.44m, 20.14m – to utterly dominate the 12-strong field and win New Zealand's second gold medal of the games. More>>
Sports commentator Joseph Romanos writes... Valerie Adams is possibly the biggest superstar at the Commonwealth Games track and field meeting. She certainly lived up to that billing today with a really classy display of shot putting on her way to retaining her games shot put title. More>>
New Zealand Gold medallists are being presented with a black t-shirt with a single message. “Sir Ed said it best” the t-shirt reads.
The message refers to Sir Ed’s famous quip to expedition leader George Hunt on his return from the summit of Mt Everest in 1953.
“Well George,” he said, “We knocked the *&^%$#@ off.” More>>
Auckland shooter Greg Yelavich added to his already outstanding Commonwealth Games record when he combined with Alan Earle today to win the silver medal in the pairs 25m centrefire pistol. More>>
New Zealanders Nadine Stanton and Natalie Rooney went desperately close to winning medals in the women’s singles trap shooting event today. More>>
Natalie Wiegersma has withdrawn from the finals of the womens’ IM400 that were scheduled to take place in Delhi this afternoon.
Wiegersma qualified for the final during heats this morning nine seconds outside her best time. She had begun to feel unwell last night but sought medical advice after her race this morning. More>>
World No 6 Shaun Teasdale turned on a fine display of shooting but was edged out of a medal in the Commonwealth Games men’s individual compound archery competition today. More>>
Phil Burrows set a record today for the most test hockey caps by a New Zealander, but it wasn’t a day to remember for the Black Sticks captain. More>>