Career highlight! Dame Valerie Adams crowned queen of Gumboot Throwing challenge

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Dame Valerie Adams has achieved another career highlight - this time winning the Gumboot Throwing championship.

Some of our more unusual events were on show at the games in Palmerston North.
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She threw the winning toss at the Rural Games in Palmerston North, beating the current champion despite never having thrown one before.

She just missed out on beating the gumboot throwing record by about a metre.

Fellow Olympian Mahe Drysdale didn't have quite the same success, losing the men's round.

Valerie Adams wins the women's Gumboot Throwing championship.

Valerie Adams wins the women's Gumboot Throwing championship.

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The event is part of the Rural Games held over two days, with other championship events like speed fencing and Highland games also taking place this morning.

The public can also have a go at events like cow pat tossing, and kids tractor races.

The double Olympic champion nailed the competition, finishing first at the Rural Games in Palmerston North.
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