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.