Valerie Adams

Savouring my New York experience – IAAF online diaries

Valerie Vili at the New York Diamond League (Victah Sailer)Valerie Vili at the New York Diamond League (Victah Sailer) © Copyright

World and Olympic Shot Put champion, and Samsung Diamond League Ambassador Valerie Adams checks in with a quick update on what she's been up to over the past month. The highlight? Shopping in New York City! Besides her appearance at the Samsung Diamond League meeting there, of course!

"Hello All,

"Well last time I wrote I was in Shanghai, it seems so long ago but in fact it’s only been a month and a lot has happened. I competed in three competitions, two were Diamond League meets and that was Shanghai and New York. I was happy with my performances at these meets, considering the short time I spent with new coach and going it alone.

"I especially loved New York, I was fortunate enough to be there a week before the meet and was able to go see the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero, an amazing experience and if I had the opportunity to go back there I definitely would.

"?I also loved the shops there, shopping was the best!

"I have been home for only two weeks and it’s winter down here in NZ. I’m looking forward to competing in the UK at Gateshead as it’s the start of my European Campaign.

"So next time I write I will be in Europe somewhere, so thanks for tuning in. Catch you all next time.