Two-time Olympic shot put champion Dame Valerie Adams

Olympic great Dame Valerie Adams retires from shot put

Adams, 37, says she is officially "hanging up these size 14 throwing shoes".

She broke down as she explained she had contemplated about her journey after winning bronze in the Tokyo Olympics.

"I took some time to really process this thought and to see if this was something I actually wanted to do again. My heart, mind and body simply answered the question for me, so it is time for me to call it a day."