Dame Valerie Adams gives birth to first child

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

Adams and her partner 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 online.

The New Zealand Olympic Team also shared the news, adding "What a special moment captured! Congratulations Valerie Adams and Gabriel and welcome to the world Kimoana."