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Beneath The Surface

Gill Higgins / Vea Mafile’o / Sarah Stewart
Running time: 12 mins

New Zealand’s first Tongan swimming champion battles self-doubt and setbacks as she fights for gold.

A traumatic childhood accident left Tupou Neiufi with a permanent disability. But in the water, she feels invincible. Already a world champion Paralympian, Tupou has the Commonwealth Games podium firmly in her sights when self-doubt and some unexpected hurdles make her contemplate quitting the sport for good.

Swimming’s pretty much given me everything. It just gives me that raw drive to better myself each and every day.Tupou Neiufi

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