Waka ama sib­lings lift awards

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An im­pres­sive brother and sis­ter duo from Tawa won the waka ama ti­tles at this year’s Col­lege Sport Wellington awards.

Tyran and Eden Te Paa per­formed with dis­tinc­tion at re­gional and sec­ondary school na­tion­als for Tawa Col­lege this past sea­son, earn­ing a swag of medals.

With the col­lege sea­son over, the duo be­gun twice-weekly train­ing for Porirua Ca­noe Kayak Club with an eye on the na­tional sprint cham­pi­onship in Jan­uary.

Tyran said he took up waka ama five years ago be­cause most of his fam­ily par­tic­i­pated in it.

Though he was do­ing well in the team events, he hoped to push on in the J1 races.

‘‘I en­joy be­ing out there with the boys and would like to keep the suc­cess I’ve be­ing hav­ing. It’s a fun sport; I love it,’’ he said.

Sis­ter: Eden Te Paa.

Pho­tos: RE­NARD FX

Brother: Tyran Te Paa.

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