Adams gets first touch of gold medal
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 7:24a.m.
Shotputter Valerie Adams is on her way back to New Zealand to officially receive her long-awaited Olympic gold medal.
Adams has had a look at the medal but it will be presented to her in a ceremony in Auckland tomorrow night that's after her Belarussian rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk was disqualified for using banned steroids.
“I know that Wednesday is going to be very special,” says Adams.
An excited Adams has had a look and touch of the medal, but she’s also eager to see family members that she has not seen since March.
Hamish Bond, Eric Murray, Mahe Drysdale – all London 2012 Olympic gold medallists – are expected to attend the ceremony.
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19/09/2012 12:29:03 p.m.
wow gurll nice1
18/09/2012 7:24:02 p.m.
Congratulations Valerie, You make us all proud. You are an inspiration to the nation. Just bloody awesome.
18/09/2012 11:10:10 a.m.
Valerie is a cool chick!WELL-DONE, YOU MADE NZ PROUD!
18/09/2012 8:42:46 a.m.
Well done Valerie, I couldn't think of a more deserving athlete to receive gold.. they should give out golds for charisma also cause you have it in spades! look at that face! CLASSIC!
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