New Zealand's Golden Girl takes Gold

Wednesday 15 August 2012, 1:11PM

By Porter Novelli New Zealand


Visa congratulates Team Visa Athlete, Valerie Adams on her gold medal, awarded by the International Olympics Committee (IOC).

Sean Preston, Country Manager for Visa in New Zealand, says the result is great news, not only for Valerie, but also for the sporting industry as a whole.

“We all saw Valerie give her all in the stadium during the shot put finals competition and her disappointment was heart-breaking to watch. This revised result is befitting the calibre of the athlete we know and admire. It is great to see the system working well to keep the sport drug-free.”

Visa has supported Valerie for more than five years, both on a local and global level, as part of the Team Visa Olympic athletes.

“We are incredibly proud of all that Val has achieved during the last five years, her work ethic and outstanding attitude. We have enjoyed every moment of working together and look forward to continuing to work with her in the future,” says Preston.