13 OCT 2005 General News

IAAF Ambassador Beatrice Faumuina donates 1997 World Champs shoes

Beatrice Faumuina's 1997 World Championships winning shoes (IAAF)Beatrice Faumuina's 1997 World Championships winning shoes (IAAF) © Copyright

IAAF Ambassador for Oceania Beatrice Faumuina of New Zealand donated her 1997 World Championships winning shoes to the IAAF's Athletics for a Better World humanitarian project. 

Faumuina struck a surprising gold medal in the women's Discus Throw at the 1997 Athens World Championships to become the first ever New Zealand woman to become World champion.

Two-time Commonwealth champion and winner of the IAAF World Cup, Faumuina finished fourth at the recent IAAF World Championships in Helsinki missing out on a medal by only 46 centimetres.

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Faumuina's autographed shoes will be auctioned soon and all profits will be donated to the United Nations Associations: FAO, UNICEF and WFP.