Valerie Adams Appointed Dame
Yesterday Olympic shot put gold medalist Valerie Adam is set to become the youngest New Zealander to be appointed a Dame at the New Year’s Honors in New Zealand. At 32, she will be younger than Dame Susan Devoy or Sir Edmund Hillary, who were both 34 when they were honored. Adams is a four-time World shot put champion, three time World Indoor champion, two-time Olympic and three-time Commonwealth champion. For more on this story click here
IAAF world Relays
Team Australia has finished an outstanding third overall at the IAAF World Relays, with top-five finishes by the women’s 4x400m relay, the men’s 4x800m relay and mixed 4x400m relay closing out an amazing two-day campaign for Australia in Nassau. For more on this story visit the Athletics Australia website or click here
Tonga’s 93rd Athletics sports day
Yesterday was the start of Tonga’s 93rd inter collegial Athletics sports day. This event will be running from the 26th– 28th of April and is being held at the Teufaiva stadium.
Fiji’s Coke Games
Last weekend was Fiji’s National Coca Cola Games, which was held at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Many Schools Competed in the event. However the winner of the women’s division was ACS who had a medal tally of 20 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze. And in second was Jasper and in third was Saint Joseph’s Secondary School.
For the first time ever in Boys Division, there was a three way tie until the last race between the defending champion, Marist Brothers High School, Natabua High School and Ratu Kadavulevu School. In the end Natabua finished in first place with 12 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze. Marist came in second and RKS finished in third.
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