21 Aug 2008

Valerie Vili to compete for a while yet

5:43 am on 21 August 2008

New Zealand's Olympic discus champion Valerie Vili received her gold medal in Beijing on Sunday, 24 hours after winning her title.

The ceremony was held over because of Saturday night's late finish, but Vili was happy to go back in front of the big crowd for a second time.

There is no time to rest for the 23-year-old, she has two more competitions over the next month, including the IAAF world finals in Stuttgart.

After that it's a rest, but she intends to be competing for a while yet.