21 Oct 2021

Covid-19: Paralympic swimmer locked out of pool

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 21 October 2021

Taking a few extra showers or baths each day is the best Paralympic gold medal winning swimmer Tupou Neiufi can do while she's locked out from a swimming pool.

Neiufi hasn't been in a pool for seven weeks since winning the 100-metre backstroke title at the Tokyo Paralympics.

She hopes to compete at next year's World Championships and Commonwealth Games and so wants to get back into training as soon as possible.

Neiufi went straight from MIQ to lockdown with her family in Māngere.