Monday, January 23, 2012

Taking on the World and Olympic Champion

I am going to be competing in the shot put at the International Track Meet (ITM) in Christchurch on the 4th of February against World and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams. Last time I competed against Valerie at the NZ Champs in 2010 I was almost 6m behind, so the aim this time will be to close that gap as much as I can and throw a PB! Its a mixed event, with guys and girls all throwing their own weight, so I am sure there will be some close competition with a few handicaps worked out!

I am also competing in the long jump and 100m at the event, which is being held on grass at Christ's College after QEII was damaged in the earthquake only 3 days before the 2011 ITM. The organisers have done an awesome job of putting another meet on and getting world class athletes along, including Olympic medalist Nick Willis, who will be running in a handicap mile race, and World Junior shot put champion Jacko Gill who will be throwing discus.

If you are in Christchurch it would be awesome to have your support...the meet runs from 4-6pm, check out http://www.internationaltrackmeet.co.nz/ for more info.

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