PNG’s long , triple and high jump record holder Rellie Kaputin is aiming this year to fulfill her dream of representing her country at the Olympic Games.
Kaputin is targeting some high level competitions in Australia over the next two months, starting tomorrow at the Coles Summer Series Meet in Canberra.
Coach Phillip Newton will be hoping that all the hard work of the past twelve months will be translated into some good results in the coming weeks.
Kaputin returns to Canberra next month for the Canberra Track Classic and will also compete in the Queensland Championships next month and the Brisbane Classic, before the season ends with the Australian Championships in mid April.
Kaputin was in action in Brisbane last weekend and her best jump was 6.03m and whilst this is some way below her best of 6.50m both Newton and Kaputin are confident that she will get better as the training load lightens and the focus turns to competition.