14 Jan 2012

Adams and Gill to compete in Christchurch

3:04 pm on 14 January 2012

New Zealand's two shot put champions have confirmed their entry for the International Track meeting in Christchurch next month.

World and Olympic champion Valerie Adams and teenage sensation Jacko Gill will both compete in the meeting to be staged at Christ's College Upper Fields on February 4th.

Adams will start her London campaign as the headline for the All-Comers Shot Put event, an innovative format used previously at the meet in which men, women, and juniors are pitted against one another using their grade-appropriate implements, which creates a level competition.

Her main competition at this stage looks to be coming from Timaru powerhouse Tom Walsh, although organisers are hopeful of adding international opposition for Adams before the fields are confirmed for the meet in 3 weeks.

Gill will turn his hand to the discus event at the Christchurch meet.