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New Zealand
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I have never before trained in athletics. In April 2022, after being tried out for Triple Jump, I was invited to my current coach's squad. I have been training 5 days a week for 8 months, and in November 2022 - I had my first chance to compete. I took this opportunity to find out how well I could actually do under the pressure of competition. After a month of competing, I was able to greatly improve my performance, beat my personal best and make it to the next level of competition. My coach has been very happy with my progress so far, and my family have been very supportive. My mother took this photo while I was jumping. It was a great moment for me.
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