Gold Coast will be Dame Valerie's fifth Commonwealth Games. She has three gold and one silver medal from previous Commonwealth Games since her debut at Manchester in 2002. She also has two gold and one silver medal from the Olympic Games.

Dame Valerie has been the dominant women's shot putter in the world since 2006, unbeaten in major world events during 2006-2014 and having an unprecedented winning streak of 107 competitions during that period. She was the IAAF world female athlete of the year for 2014.

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Valerie's Games History