Dame Valerie Adams gives birth to first child, daughter Kimoana Josephine Adams-Price

Adams with husband Gabriel Price on the red carpet at the 54th Halberg Awards.
Adams with husband Gabriel Price on the red carpet at the 54th Halberg Awards. Photo credit: Photosport

Kiwi athletics great Dame Valerie Adams has given birth to her first child.

Adams and her husband Gabriel Price welcomed daughter Kimoana Josephine Adams-Price into the world on Wednesday morning.

The two-time Olympic shot put champion took to social media to share the news.

"Welcome to the world, Kimoana Josephine Adams-Price," she said in a post on Twitter, adding a quote from the track 'The Light' by rapper Common.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee offered their own congratulations via Twitter.

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