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2 Aug 2014

Hakeai goes close to a medal in discus

Hakeai goes close to a medal in discus

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Siositina Hakeai had an opening throw of 57.94m and improved to 58.67m in round five for fourth place in the final of the women's discus.

The gold medal went to Australia's Dani Samuels with a throw of 64.88 from Seema Poonia from India on 61.61 and Englands Jade Lally 60.48

Hakeai, who has a best of 59.65 said that it wasn’t the result she wanted.

“But hey I wasn’t far off the my PB and I can’t complain, my first Commonwealth Games, the youngest one on the field, came fourth, can’t complain with that and all I know is there’s a lot more to come from me and I’m going to take this as learning process and just work with it,” she said.

The three times New Zealand champion said that she was as nervous as hell.

“When I grabbed the discus my hand was shaking and I thought if I hold my breath will the shakes stop but no it didn’t,” she added.



Murray McKinnon
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent
murray@mckinnon.co.nz
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