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Vili’s Gold

Posted in People by hollywoodhula on August 19, 2008

Athlete as Art

Number one at the PI box office this week: shot putter Valerie Vili winning Olympic gold in Beijing.

Vili becomes the first New Zealand-born Pacific Islander to win an Olympic gold medal with a throw of 20.56 meters in the women’s shot put.

The 23 year-old world champion is the daughter of a Tongan mother and a British father.

Vili has her gold at last : Stuff.co.nz

Watch Vili’s gold medal throw on Universal sports

Wikipedia on Valerie Vili

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