Kei te puna toa tonu a Michael Mikaere o ngā toa CrossFit tuangahuru nō Aotearoa, kua hoki mai anō ia i tēnei tau ki te whakataetae Pacific Regional i Wollongong i Ahiteiria. Ko tāna, i tēnei tau kāore ia i te māharahara kei te para kē ia i tōna ake huarahi.
He uaua rawa ngā rā e rua o te whakataetae nei, ngā mahinga tinana e patua ngā tāngata kia mōhio ai ko wai ngā toa, engari, kei mauri tau a Michael Mikahere i tēnei wā tonu.
“Just trying to do my best trying to play my own race and not worry about anyone else beside me”, hei tā Mikare.
He toa i oti i tuangahuru i tēnei tau, i whakataetae hoki aia i tēnei taumata o te hakinakina i ngā tau e toru kua horī. I tērā tau i whai waahi atu ia ki te whakataetae a-rohe Meridian i Denmark, ko te otinga māna te tūranga tekau mā rima.
Hei tā Mikaere, “It was interesting it was a different experience going over to Europe by myself and just kind of hanging out with all these foreign people so many different languages and they're a bit quieter they're not as loud as the Aussies and as relaxed as the Kiwis, so it was cool it was good to see.”
I ngā tau o mua i tākaro whutupaoro aia engari i ngā whā tau ki muri i timata ai te hākinakina CrossFit, ahakoa tōna angitū i te hākinakina nei he manako te koura i kore ai.
“Yeah it's been good, it's been hard work like anything if you want to make it to this level you've got to work hard and put in the hours, but yeah it’s just good to be here.”
Kei te whakataetae aia i ngā tāne whā tekau, me ngā wāhine whā tekau, nō te rohe CrossFit e kī a nei ko te Pacific, he waahi tēnei mā ngā tāne wāhine nakawhiti rawa atu.