- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 9:23AM
It's no secret Dame Valerie Adam's children are her world.
And after spending the past two months in Japan - winning the bronze medal in the women's shot put at the Tokyo Olympics and supporting her sister Lisa Adams at the Paralympics - she is finally home.
Taking to Instagram, the 36-year-old medalist shared a heartwarming collection of photos of the emotional moment she was reunited with her daughter Kimoana and son Kepaleli.
The Kiwi shot put champion captioned the post: "My heart is full ❤️."
Winning the bronze with a throw of 19.62m, Adams has now won a medal at four consecutive Olympics.
Following the event, she told reporters: "This means so much more than winning my gold medals, I've worked so hard to be here today, I've worked so hard to put myself in a situation where I had the opportunity to try and win a medal for New Zealand.
"From the last Olympics to these Olympics I've had two humans and these two children really inspire me. Throughout the competition, I kept looking up to the stand and imagining them there."
Such a beautiful moment.