Team New Zealand in The Bahamas ready for the Commonwealth Youth Games. Photo/ New Zealand Olympic Committee.
Team New Zealand are in The Bahamas ready for the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Mellata Tatola from Auckland, is one of the 34 atheletes representing New Zealand and will compete in shot put and discus.
The 17-year-old says this will be the biggest competition she's ever competed in and hopes to place in the top 10 in her events.
She says she's excited to meet other international competitors.
"Mostly to bond with the other team mates and support them, show the Kiwi spirit," says Tatola.
The Commonwealth Youth Games begins tomorrow and runs till July 23.