Tuesday, 31 July 2012

My report on Valerie Adams

Valerie Kasanita Adams



Valerie Kasanita Adams is a famous New Zealand shot putter. She has won many gold medals and she has broken many world records because of her powerful throwing ability.

Valerie Adams was born on 6th October 1984, in Rotorua New Zealand. She has a Tongan mother and her  father was English born. She also has several brothers. She was a shy child at school, she went to Otatara Primary School also she went to Mangere High School. She is 6 ft 5 in tall and she weighs 120 kg. She was also good at basketball. Her first coach was Kirsten Hellier she was well known for Javelin player. They met in 1998 and were together for 11 years.

In Valerie’s life there has also been some sadness because her mother died when she was 15 years old and it was her mother that inspired her. Also Valerie and her husband were divorced,

Valerie Adams has broke the world record for shot put in bare feet for the junior championship. She won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. In Jamaica she threw a shot put at 17.73m.
She won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. Valerie Adams best throw was 21.24m. Valerie Adams has won 2 gold   medals, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal. At the 2009 Grand Premio Rio in Brazil she won the competition with a new personal best and oceanian area record of 20.69m.  She won at the 2012 IAAF continental cup with a Season’s best mark of 20.85m.

Valerie Adams is well known for the three time world champion and two time Commonwealth and indoor champion for shot put.
She might win something for this year at the London 2012 Olympics.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

My math whizz progress

This is my math whizz progress. I think I did well because I have improved. But next time I will do more better.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

My comment to Caitlin

This is my comment I made on Caitlin's blog about her popplet on the Olympics. 

Thursday, 19 July 2012

What I know about the Olympics

This is my popplet all about the Olympics. I have learnt a lot so far this term about the 2012 Olympics but I am going to learn more about the athletes and the sports also about Baron Pierre De Coubertin. Check it out and make some comments.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

My comment to Angel

This is my comment I made on Angel's blog. I made a comment on Angel's Olympics wordle.

My Jean Batten Report

Jean Gardner Batten

Jean Batten was a famous New Zealand aviator. She was a woman that broke many world records in flight.

She was born in September 15th 1909 in Rotorua New Zealand. She had three brothers but one died at birth. Her mum was an actress and her dad was a dentist.

She was playing piano until her dad took her to
flying museums and that’s how she got more interested into flight. She sold her piano to get her pilot's license. She flew from England to Australia. After flying back from England she had a little crash and her plane was destroyed so she went to a guy to try and sell her Gypsy plane to buy a Mono plane.
Jean Batten flew over France and Spain without landing. She also flew  from England to New Zealand and no one has beaten her in 40 years. She had been overseas to countries like India, England, Australia, Burma and Indonesia.

In Jean Batten’s life it was very sad because she found out that her fiance went missing and when the flight was located she saw that her husband was killed in a plane crash. So she went back to England and she was flying overnight to get her mind off her fiance.

Also when she was walking in the neighborhood she got bitten by a dog in Majorca Spain. She refused to see a doctor or go to the hospital so then she went back to her house and later on she died on November 22nd 1982. The bite got really infected. Also her parents didn’t know until 5 years later that she died.

People always remembered Jean Batten because of all her achievements and also she put New Zealand on the map. Also there is a statue of Jean Batten at the Auckland Airport.

Monday, 16 July 2012

My Olympic wordle

This is my wordle which is all about the Olympics. It has all the things related to the London 2012 Olympics check it out.