|Born||6 October 1969
Tokoroa, New Zealand
Kirsten Louise Hellier (née Smith; born 6 October 1969 in Tokoroa, Waikato) is a former javelin thrower, who represented New Zealand at the Commonwealth and the Olympic Games. She set her personal best (62.52 metres) in 1994 with the old javelin type. Hellier was the coach of World Champion shot putter Valerie Adams from 1998 until 2010.
At the 1994 Commonwealth Games Hellier won the silver medal in the women's javelin with a throw of 60.40 m. She placed 8th at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in the same event. Hellier competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics where she placed 17th overall in qualifying with a throw of 59.34 m.
|Representing New Zealand|
|1988||World Junior Championships||Sudbury, Canada||11th||47.66 m|
|1990||Commonwealth Games||Auckland, New Zealand||8th||52.34 m|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||17th||59.34 m|
|1994||Commonwealth Games||Victoria, Canada||2nd||60.40 m|
- (English) sports-reference
- Hinton, Marc (28 March 2010). "Olympic champion Valerie Vili drops coach". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
- Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website Retrieved on 17-8-09
- Rattue, Chris (27 March 2009). "My life in sport: Kirsten Hellier". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
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