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Valerie Adams determined to reach Tokyo Olympics after birth of second baby

Dame Valerie Adams says plans are already in place to help her train for and compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the birth of her second child next year.

Dame Valerie, who is in Monaco after she spent time presenting an award at the IAAF Athletic Awards last night, says she has plenty more time to prepare than she did in her build-up to this year's Commonwealth Games.

"I have 15 months to train up for Tokyo, which is great.  The first time when I had my first baby I had six months from whoa to go to get to the Commonwealth Games," she said.

"It's doable, we've got the blueprint ready to rock and roll so we'll see how it goes but I am looking forward to the challenge."

Dame Valerie gave birth to Kimoana late last year before heading to Australia's Gold Coast and claiming a Commonwealth Games silver medal in the shot put.

She revealed with partner Gabriel Price in Ocotber she was expecting a second child - a son - after posting a photo of Kimoana holding a sign saying "I'm going to be a sister".

Adams will be attempting to claim her third Olympic gold in Tokyo in her fifth appearance at the Games.


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