Champion shot putter Valerie Adams says she is "nearly officially divorced''.

The Olympic gold medallist took to her Twitter account today to tell her loyal followers of her excitement at signing divorce papers.

She posted a photo of herself holding the papers, giving the camera a thumbs up and smiling widely with the message: "Nearly officially divorced woop woop'', followed by a smiley face.

Adams announced in 2010 that she and husband Bertrand Vili, a shot putter from New Caledonia, had separated.


In an interview earlier this year Adams said her divorce and parting ways with her trainer in the same year were two of the largest obstacles she had overcome in life.

Today's news, which Adams sent to her more than 5000 followers, earned congratulations from her fans.

"This is my tweet of the day. Love it!'' one person replied.