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Olympic Champion Valerie Adams Named Ambassador for TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2024

Iconic shot putter and two-time Olympic medalist, Valerie Adams, has been named the International Event Ambassador for the 16th edition of the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru, to be held on April 28, 2024.

Valerie Adams’ Illustrious Career

The 39-year-old from New Zealand is arguably the most successful female shot putter of all time. Across her five Olympic appearances, she has won two gold medals (in 2008 and 2012), a silver (in 2016), and a bronze medal (in 2020). Adams is also a four-time World Champion, four-time World Indoor Champion, and three-time Commonwealth Games winner.

She is the only woman to have won world championships at the youth, junior, and senior levels, and the first woman to win four consecutive individual titles at the World Championships. In 2014, Adams was honored with the IAAF World Athlete of the Year title.

Valerie Adams’ Post-Retirement Contributions

Since retiring from competitive athletics, Adams has taken on the role of a spokesperson for women in sports, addressing various pertinent issues. She currently holds the esteemed position of Chair of the World Athletes Commission, where she continues to champion the rights and welfare of athletes globally.

Additionally, Valerie has immersed herself in coaching, focusing on the Paralympic sphere. She has been closely involved with her sister, Lisa Adams, and other athletes, providing support and guidance to contribute to the development and success of athletes beyond her remarkable career.

As the International Event Ambassador for the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2024, Valerie Adams will bring her wealth of experience and dedication to inspire and engage with the participants, promoting the event and the sport of running on a global scale.

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