Tapoki thanks supporters

Monday April 16, 2018 Published in Commonwealth Games
National athlete Tereapii Tapoki. National athlete Tereapii Tapoki.

Hard-working police sergeant Tereapii Tapoki has chalked up another high-level milestone with her appearance at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia this week.


After her events in the shot put and discus, Tapoki thanked everyone for the support she received while undertaking this latest sporting encounter.

In the shot put event, she came in seventh in her pool, just missing out on making the finals. Tapoki threw 12.60 metres in Group B of the qualifying round of women’s shot put but this wasn’t enough to advance to the final.

In the discus, the field athlete finished just short of the top eight, landing in tenth place with a throw of 46.01m, which was 11m off the bronze-medal placing.

The 33-year-old Tapoki took on the Commonwealth Games as a serious challenge and she credits her physio Paul Aitu for getting her physically ready before the events.

Meitaki maata to all family and friends for the encouragement and to Police Commissioner Maara Tetava and Tapoki’s other colleagues for the opportunity to train hard and represent the country.

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