Valerie Adams, Lausanne, 2012, photo by PhotoRun.net
Valerie Adams is the most dominating female shot putter of her era. She is the gold medalist in the 2007, 2009 and 2011 world championships. She is the gold medalist in 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion.
Track & Field News, the bible of the sport, recognized Valerie Adams as their Athlete of the Year for 2012. We congratulate Valerie Adams on her award, and look forward to her throwing in 2012!