Tatiana Kaumoana | Sport2018
My name is Tatiana Kaumoana, I am 17 years old and I have just come back from the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas where I proudly represented New Zealand in the U18 Women’s discus where I was able to bring home the silver medal! I have been playing a variety of sports ever since I was very young, but over the past 3 years have begun to solely focus on my Athletics. I am a very dedicated, motivated and competitive person, which I have found to be really helpful to me with my athletics, as I am always self-motivated and driven to train hard and achieve all of my set goals. Making the team for the Youth Commonwealth’s was huge for my Family and myself, as this is something that we had been working hard at for over 7 years of Athletics and is an opportunity that I took very graciously, making the absolute most of the time I had over in the Bahamas to meet lots of new people, take in the wonderful experience of competing in a world-class environment and do the very best I could! Family is the most important thing in the world to me! None of my sporting and schooling success would be possible without the amazing support of my family and for that, I am truly grateful! My passion and love for discus is huge and I spend so much of my spare time training for discus that it has become part of my daily routine. I always aim for excellence in my school work as well as with my sport, gaining my level 1, 2 and well on my way to gaining my level 3 excellence endorsements, which I then hope to go on to being accepted into my chosen subject at one of my chosen Universities. I always know what I am aiming for, whether it be with sports or school and am very organized and extremely self-motivated to be able to ensure that I do achieve these goals. My dream is to be able to represent my family and country with pride at the Olympic Games, where I aim to win a gold medal in the Women’s Discus.