Kiwigirl wrote:Ta da! Yah yah yah yah yah!!!!! Our very own Valerie Adams is a gold medalist, as we always knew she was!!!!! I would love to be a fly on the wall when the NZOC stands before our Prime Minister. I love Valerie. Always have. She's a one-in-a-million person, bigger than her sport.
Just read some accounts of Adams' experiences at London 2012. Wow. Sounds very dramatic and tense, but I'm so glad she was awarded the gold! Shot put is such a rocking event. It gave those non-gymnastics, non-sprinter girls (um, er, like me) something to reach for in high school track & field
Colin, which part of the UK are you camped in? Our family loves to visit, but we plan to hang around in Scotland for the most part, visiting family near Glasgow and Perth. Next trip coming up in spring 2013, Lord willing.