Kapi-Mana News : November 15th 2011
52 KAPI-MANA NEWS, NOVEMBER 15, 2011 SPORT 2867723CQ Family owned and operated for 16 years MTA Assured Dealer Finance Available Warranties Available On behalf Sales Trades Welcome Better Value Vehicles Corner Queen Street & Pine Avenue UPPER HUTT A/H: 0274 501-583 Ph: 528-7746 1.8ltr, Auto, S/W, Alloys, P/S, Stereo Cd, Twin air bags, C/Lock, Body Kit, was $8,995 NOW $7,995 00 TOYOTA COROLLA FIELDER NOW $8,995 03 MITSUBISHI COLT 1.3ltr, 5 Door Hatch, Auto, A/C, E/W, P/S, Stereo, Twin air bags, Economical motoring was $9,995 1.3ltr, 5 Door Hatch, 5 Speed Manual, p/s, Stereo Cd, Drivers Air bag, C/lock, Very economical was $6,500 NOW $5,500 96 NISSAN MARCH 1.8ltr, Auto, Petrol, P/S, Very handy ute, Dual rear wheels was $11,995 NOW $10,995 04 NISSAN VANNETTE NOW $6,995 4.0ltr, Auto, Alloys, Stereo, E/W, P/S, Getting quite rare now, was $7,995 FORD FALCON EL XR6 NOW $7,995 03 HOLDEN ASTRA SRI 2.2ltr, Coupe, 5 speed manual, Rear spolier, NZ New, Twin air bags, E/W, Alloys, great looker was $8,995 2.4ltr, Auto, 7 Seater, Tow bar, Twin sliding doors, Stereo, Twin air bags, Great family wagon, was $10,995 NOW $9,995 00 TOYOTA ESTIMA 3.8ltr, Auto, NZ New, A/C, P/S, E/W, 19" Alloys, tow bar, Higher Kms, Awesome looking wagon, was $7,995 NOW $6,995 98 HOLDEN COMMODORE NOW $4,995 3.0ltr, Auto, A/C, NZ New, Tow bar, Twin air bags, Stereo Cd, Better Value was $5,995 01 NISSAN MAXIMA NOW $10,995 02 HOLDEN RODEO SPACE CAB 3.2ltr, Petrol, 5 Speed manual, P/S, Stereo Cd, Alloys, Canopy, Front nudge bar, Roof racks, was $11,995 NOW $12,995 01 MERCEDES BENZ C200 KOMPRESSOR 2.0ltr, Coupe, Auto, Alloys, 4 Air bags, P/S, Stereo, E/W, C/Lock, Stunning, was $13,995 99 TOYOTA HIACE 2.4ltr, Petrol, 5 Speed manual, Stereo CD, LWB, Front and Rear Bull bars, Tow bar, Rear seat with belts, Awesome work horse was $12,995 NOW $11,995 NOW $5,995 2.5ltr, Auto, S/W, A/C, P/S, Stereo Cd, Tow bar, 4WD, C/Lock. 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Was $10,995 04 SUBARU IMPREZA 20 Main Rd, Tawa • 04 232 8819 • Fu Structura Repair Centre • A Maj r Insurance C mpanies • C urtes Cars A ai ab e UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 3630132 20 yEARS -- SAME loCATIoN -- SAME GREAT SERvICE Adams unlucky to miss top award SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS Powerhouse: Valerie Adams on her way to another title at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, in August. Photo: REUTERS I'm struggling to work out why New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams wasn't named 2011 Female World Athlete of the Year the other day. Awards are tricky -- they're sub- jective and often several conten- ders have overwhelming credentials. However, Adams looked hard done by. The women's winner was Aust- ralian 100m hurdler Sally Pearson, who won a world title and 11 of her 12 finals during the season, and ran the fastest hurdles time for 19 years. The other finalists were Adams and Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot, who won the world 5000m and 10,000m titles, and the world cross-country crown. But unlike the other two finalists, Adams was unbeaten during the year. She has now won 16 straight competitions since August 2010. She won the world title -- her third consecutive world crown -- and recorded the longest women's shot put throw in 11 years. It seems Adams may suffer slightly because she is still so far off the world record. Her best effort, her 21.24m monster at the world champs in Daegu this year, is far behind Russian Natalia Lisovskaya's world record of 22.63m, set in 1987, when drugs cheats ruled. Adams is only 24th on the all- time list of women's shot putters. Nearly all those ahead of her were steroids-soaked Eastern Europeans competing in the 1970s and 80s. Is the fact that records in her event are distorted because of the drugs cheats the reason Adams was overlooked? Pearson couldn't have been more complimentary of Adams at the awards ceremony in Monaco on Sunday. Expressing surprise at winning, Pearson said: Valerie dominates every time she's out there. She's the role model athlete everyone should look up to.'' Adams, just turned 27 and entering her shot put prime, has had a wonderful career, which includes three world titles, an Olympic gold medal and two Common- wealth Games golds. She has been unbeaten throughout a season several times and at major athletics festivals in Europe is feted like a superstar. After a torrid 2010, when she changed coaches twice and endured a marriage break-up, she did superbly to bounce back so well this year. At the world champs she smashed perennial rival Belarusian Nadzeya Ostap- chuk, who was second with 20.05m. That's like a 1500m run- ner crossing the finish line while the rest of the field is approaching the final bend. Awards are the icing on the cake. They don't mean as much as an Olympic gold medal or a world title, but nevertheless it's nice to win them. The world athletics awards were set up in 1988, when Carl Lewis and Florence Griffith Joyner were the first winners. Since then, nearly all the greats have been recognised, including middle-distance man Hicham El Guerrouj and sprint king Usain Bolt (three times each) and sprinter Michael Johnson and long-distance runner Kenenisa Bekele (twice each). Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva won the women's crown three times and so did American sprinter Marion Jones, though her 2000 gong was withdrawn after drugs revelations. Other stars, including Noured- dine Morceli (1500m), Haile Gebrselassie (long distance), Mer- lene Ottey (sprints), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (heptathlon), Gab- riela Szabo (long distance) and Paula Radcliffe (marathon) have been honoured. It's a pity Adams wasn't placed on the same pedestal the other day. She deserved to be.
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