New Zealand's Olympic and World champion Valerie Vili Splits with coach

New Zealand’s throwing darling Valerie Vili, the Olympic and World Championship gold medal winner has split with long-serving coach Kirsten Hellier. Vili made the announcement at a press conference on Sunday, stating that it was a difficult decision to make. The split was said to be a mutual one though. Hellier said in their statement: […]

Valerie Vili to defend her world indoor shot put title

Valerie Vili will defend her world indoor shot put title at the World Indoor Championships in Doha Qatar in March, Athletics New Zealand (ANZ) said. The Olympic and World outdoor champion won the indoor title in Valencia in 2008 with a New Zealand and Oceania record of 20.19m, beating Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus by 45 […]

Disgraced NZ Olympic runner says she was 'stupid'

Disgraced Olympian Liza Hunter-Galvan is unlikely to ever compete for New Zealand again after receiving a two year suspension. The 40-year-old Olympic and Commonwealth Games athlete phoned one of her biggest backers, Peter Snell, just a day before the Sports Tribunal made its decision. Snell says she was worried he would feel betrayed. “She said […]

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