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World shotput champ Valerie Adams has surger

September 26, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — World and Olympic shotput champion Valerie Adams has undergone surgery to repair injuries to her left shoulder and right elbow.

Adams, who won gold medals at the Beijing and London Olympics and is unbeaten in her past 56 events, was operated on in Auckland on Friday and said she faced a “long rehab ahead but I’m determined.”

Her manager, Nick Cowan, said “Valerie’s surgeries have been completed successfully. They were reasonably straightforward and the medical team are very happy. Valerie is now resting and her rehab program begins.”

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