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New Zealand's 25 greatest Olympians: Number 2

New Zealand's Dame Valerie Adams. Photo / Greg Bowker

Valerie Adams' Olympic medal haul highlights an extraordinary career of world dominance.

About the only hiccup was in Brazil, where American Michelle Carter's massive last round throw upset the applecart. The disappointment of only winning silver in London was eventually resolved, with Nadzeya Astapchuk of Belarus disqualified on a positive drug test.

Adams – of Rotorua origins - is a true giant of New Zealand sport.

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