Valerie Adams just published on her Facebook Fan page that she will not be competing at the World Championships in Beijing.
Today I want to inform you all that I won’t be attending the World Championships in Beijing. I have thought about this long and hard and know it’s the right thing to do. For all those that know me, know how competitive I am and how much I love competing in the black singlet.
This has been a tough come back but I’m glad I made an attempt this season as it has just boosted my motivation more for the Olympics which has always been the main focus.
Deep down this is not easy but I’m a realist and know I’m not ready just yet and I still have stuff to work and it’s been a challenge since my surgery on my elbow especially as it has/ is taking more time then I thought it would… But that’s life and I must roll with the punches and deal to this sucker.
My right knee also needs some tender loving physical care and that will be attended to as soon as I hit NZ soil…. But all in all I want to take this time to thank you all for the continued belief and support throughout my career especially in the last 10 months. No one said it would be easy but I’m a willing participant and will continue to fight and work towards defending my tittle in Rio 2016. #TeamAdams #RoadToRio #LetsGo #JourneyStartsNow