Tuesday, 12 July 2016

DAY 4:Be the Inspiration

Activity 1: New Zealand will be sending approximately 76 athletes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August to compete in the Summer Olympic Games. To learn more about these amazing athletes you can read their biographies on the New Zealand Olympic team website. Each athlete has their own page dedicated to them.

For this activity, please choose one of the athletes listed on the Rio Olympic Athletes page, read about them and then write a short description of them on your blog. In the blog please include their name, their sport, and three interesting facts about them.
Rio will be Valerie's fourth Olympic Games having won gold in the shot put at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and finishing seventh in her debut at Athens which was in 2004.
- Valerie has been the dominant women's shot putter in the world since 2006
- Valerie is on the comeback after shoulder and elbow surgery in 2014
-World Indoor Champion 2008, 2012, 2014.


  1. I really like that you have chosen to profile Valerie Adams in your blog, Henrietta. She is one of New Zealand's most celebrated Olympians and a very nice person. I really hope that she has a great time in Rio and is able to bring home her third gold medal. It sounds like she has a good chance as one of her main rivals has withdrawn from the Olympic games after testing positive for taking illegal (performance enhancing) drugs.

    Will you have the chance to watch any of the Olympics this year on TV? I am definitely going to try to watch some of the events, particularly the shot put. I would love to see it live!

    Hope to keep seeing your posts online. I'm really enjoying them!


  2. Hi Henrietta,

    What an amazing work Henrietta, I have been enjoying reading your post. It great seeing you doing the Winter Learning Journey's, also I have been doing the Winter Learning Journey's to. You can check on my blog to see!! <- There it is. Keep up the amazing work Henrietta and continue he Winter Learning Journey.

    Yours Sincerely,