Lisa Adams

Athletics
About Lisa

Lisa Adams is a women’s para shot put athlete (F37 category) who has experienced a rapid rise to the track and field stage.

Diagnosed early in life with left hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy she won a national title in 2018 at her first major competition and has broken the F37 para shot put world record several times since she started competing.   Lisa won her first world title with a world record throw of 14.70m at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai in 2019 and broke this again throwing a massive 15.28m at the 2020 New Zealand Track and Field Championships. 

She splits her time between being a mum at home in Rotorua and training commitments in Auckland.  She is coached by her older sister Dame Valerie Adams.

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Career Highlights
2018

New Zealand Track and Field Championships National Title (Hamilton)

2019

New Zealand Track and Field Championships National Title and World Record (Christchurch)

2019

World Record at Sir Graeme Douglas International (Auckland)

2019

World Para Athletics Championships Gold Medallist (Dubai)

2020

New Zealand Track and Field Championships National Title and World Record (Christchurch)

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