Monday, 31 March 2014

Valerie Adams Report

Lately we have been writing reports and this on is about Valerie Adams.


Valerie Kasanita Adams is a very, very good shot putter.  Actually, she is the best in the world, she is best known for throwing 21.24 meter. She is a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion.  

She was born on 6th October 1984. Valerie weight is 120kgs and her height is 1 meter and 93 centimeters that is just about two meters .Valerie grow up in Rotorua,New Zealand. Valerie was married to Bertrand Villi, discus thrower. She divorced with him in early 2010.

When Valerie was 16 when her mother ( Lilika Ngauamo) died from cancer. Her father (Sydeny Sid) was an Englishman who has been married five times and altogether he had 18 children.Valerie is not the only person it her family who is really good at a sport her brother Steven Adams and he is known for playing basketball, Valerie has two other bother that are good at basketball too.

At the age of 14 she started taking part in the school competitions and being seen by Kirsten Hellier.In 1998 they paired up and decided that for the next 11 ½  years  but then in 2010 their realation ship broke up and then in April 2010 she announced that she had a new coach Didier Poppe. In late 2010 Jean-Pierre Egger took over from Didier Poppe.

Valerie Kasanita Adams is the best shot putter in the world with her personal best of  21.24 meter.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

My Explorer

Sir Edmund Hillary was a very famous explorer.  He was the first person to climb Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

He was born on July 1919 in Auckland and died on the 11 January 2008, he was 88 when he died. He has a brother Rex and a sister June he also had a wife Louise and they have three children Peter, Sarah and Belinda. He was only 16 when he started climbing his first  major mountain.

His main expedition was when he climbed  Mount Everest May 29 1953. It took 8 weeks for him to climb Mount Everest. Before British had received the approval to make an attempt at climbing Mount Everest. The government of Nepal would only allow one expedition a year, so this was a big deal. The leader of the expedition, John Hunt and he asked Hillary to join in the climb.

Finally he reached the summit of Mount Everest. At the final camp Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay got chosen to climb the final bit of the mountain and the other team was Tom Bourdillon and Charles Evans. The team of Tom and Charles tried first, but they failed to make it to the top.They got in 300 feet, but had to turn back. Then on may 28 Edmund and Tenzing tried and they did it but they has very little time because up there the air is really thin so when their time was up they came back down to celebrate.
He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth the second after reaching the top of Everest. This is why you call him Sir.
Sir Edmund Hillary was the most famous New Zealander and the first person to climb Mount Everest in the world, he was a very special to New Zealand and is now on the New Zealand 5 dollar note.  

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