Friday, August 17, 2012

Valerie Adams

Valerie Adams is a shot putter from New Zealand representing New Zealand at the 2012  London Olympic games. Valerie Adams was born in October 1984.

Valerie Adams is a three time world champion with her personal best throw of 21.24 meters.
Valerie Adams has won 2 Golds at the past Olympic games.

Valerie Adams  is one of the best Olympic athlete at the 2012 olympic games. I am proud of Valerie Adams because she is a Tongan and not a lot of Tongan people get picked to go to the Olympics. Valerie Adams is one of the most successful shot putters ever.

My Holiday.

On a rainy Saturday I had to go to my rugby and I felt sick that we had to play in the rain. My coach picked me up from my house we went to the rugby field. We started to warm up by going for a run around the field.

“One minute till the game”,  said the referee and we gathered in a circle and the captain said, “ Marist on three one two three Marist!”. We lined up half way and we ran onto the field. The game started - Pakuranga Holden kicked off to us. They had a good start and they got a try. So we kicked off and we got the ball. It was a ruck and I was on the blind side. They passed the ball to me and I ran down the field and got a try. Then we were leading 7 to 5 they kicked to us. I had another run and this time I ran half way down the field.  My team mate Mafie ran past the whole team like they were not there, then our kicker converted the kick and the score was 14 to 5. The whistle went, it was half time. We had a break and had some mandarins. We had to have a drink and take a break.

The second half started we kicked off to the Pakuranga Holdens my team mate Mafie did high tackle. He was angry then the same person got high tackled again. The referee said, “Send the player off.” He said “Ooooohhhh no! He is one of our best players” “We just have to play without him,” I said. Then they got a try and the score was 10 to 14. We were leading them before we knew it they got another try then I had to go off and have a break. My mum said to have a break and support our team. There was ONE MORE MINUTE LEFT and I got put on. The score was 21-14 to Pakuranga. We need two try’s. They kicked off to us, my team mate passed it to me and I ran off and got a try. Then the whistle went. We had lost but it was a close game.

My mum said I had a good game. Later on my mum and my dad went to Sylvia Park and they got me a XBox game.    

Friday, August 10, 2012

An Olympic Event! Handball

Handball is an Olympic game that is played all over the world. The key to playing handball is speed, skill and stamina.

Handball was invented in Denmark, Sweden and Germany in the late 19th century. The sport first appeared at the Berlin games in 1936. The modern indoor version made its first appearance in Munich in 1972.

Handball is played on a court that is, 40m long and 20m wide. The goals at either end are 3m wide and 2m high. The court is divided into two halves with each goal surrounded by two d shaped areas.

Because of all the handball research that has been done handball is now considered to be one of the oldest Olympic sport.