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Thursday 7 April 2016 | Published in Regional

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NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand’s Tongan-born shotput star Valerie Adams has tied the knot with her long-time friend Gabriel Price in a small Mormon ceremony at Temple View in Hamilton.

The Prices are both 31-years-old and they became friends during their childhood through their parents. They started dating in 2014.

Valerie, a four-time world champion shot-putter announced her engagement to Gabriel via Twitter with a photo of a diamond engagement ring in January.

After the Hamilton ceremony on Sunday the couple were later joined by family and friends at SkyCity in Auckland, where they exchanged rings and celebrated with dining and dancing.

“This is even more amazing than winning an Olympic gold medal,” Valerie told Woman’s Day after her wedding on Saturday, April 2. “I feel like a taken woman and I’m so excited and I’m ecstatic – there’s no other way to describe it.”

Vaeriel was scheduled to return to training and will be joint by Gabriel in Brazil in August in the Rio Olympic Games. - PNC