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Mauke girl wins gold!

Monday September 02, 2013 Written by Published in Other Sports

Mauke athlete and police officer Tereapii Tapoki has won gold in her discus event at the Pacific Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna.

Tapoki was the favourite in the 9 person event where she threw 48.48 metres. Second place went to New Caledonia’s thrower with a put of 44.20m. Tapoki stood proudly on the podium as the Cook Islands flag was raised and the small but overwhelmed group of supporters sang the national anthem in full voice. Tapoki will compete in her second and final event on Friday (Thursday CI time) in shot put. Full story on her performance apopo.

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