10 Sep 2008

Valerie Vili in for a financial windfall in Germany this weekend

9:51 am on 10 September 2008

The New Zealand shot-putter Valerie Vili is in for a financial windfall if she can cap her outstanding year with victory at the IAAF Grand Prix finals in Germany this weekend.

30-thousand US dollars is up for the winner of each of the 36 events in Stuttgart.

The part Tongan Vili, who's the world and Olympic champion, is favoured to win the event, but the 100-thousand dollar bonus for a world record looks to be out of her grasp, the record was set 20 years ago and is 2 metres further than Vili has thrown.