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If you are interested in following up on our gold medal Olympian Valerie Adams, there are some good indepth articles in the New Zealand Herald. As a firm believer that Valerie was not her usual self on the day of competition, I found this one by Andrew Alderson and Paul Lewis particularly interesting:

There was definitely something very different about her demeanour on the day- that pumped-up, giant-killer attitude we usually see from her was simply not there – it was a warning that things would not go well, for me at least anyway.

Without meaning to sound like an apologist for the New Zealand Herald, there are several other very good articles like these if you want to keep following Valerie’s story, and in particular, where and when she might receive her gold medal:



It looks as thought it could be some time since Ms Ostapchuk is fighting its return…..



Today I acknowledge what an absolute and true winner Valerie is – she has won her event at the Diamond League meet in Stockholm, leaving others in her dust. Valerie, you rock!! Read about it here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10827805.