More medals for Vili and Willis
NZ athletes won two medals at the IAAF World Cup of Athletics in Athens this month. Valerie Vili followed up her Commonwealth Games gold by winning the women’s shotput event, with a throw of 19.87m. Fellow Commonwealth gold medallist Nick Willis won a bronze medal in the men’s 1500m final. Held every four years, the World Cup brings together continental teams from Oceania, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, as well as the United States, the host country and the top two teams from the European Cup.