19 Feb 2013

Shotput event for Adams in Auckland

1:33 pm on 19 February 2013

Auckland Council and Sport New Zealand are to fund an international competition for Olympic shotput champion Valerie Adams.

Adams will compete against her international rivals at The Cloud on 2 March.

Sport Minister Murray McCully said Sport New Zealand will provide $80,000 for the event and Auckland Council will provide $30,000.

Adams said she is excited to be competing in front of her home crowd and hopes people will come and give shotputting a go.