She made French Polynesia a strong nation in athletics

Titaua Juventin is a long-serving and respected member of the athletics community in the Pacific. She has a broad background in teaching and coaching, having worked in teacher training with the Ministry of Education in Tahiti.

Ms Juventin’s passion is athletics, especially with young people and children. She successfully adapted the International Association of Athletics (IAAF) Federation’s children’s program in Tahiti and also introduced a program specifically for toddlers to get children moving from a very young age and make sport a part of a family lifestyle.

“Titaua is a strong representative of her federation and Polynesia at the international level,” says Sarah Runzheimer, a project manager with Oceania Athletics Association, adding: “With a strong voice, she is on her third term on the Oceania Athletics Association Council as a Treasurer and is also part of the IAAF Youth Commission.”

This portrait of Titaua Juventin was first published by the Pacific Community for the 70 Inspiring Women campaign, it is reproduced here (with some modifications of our own) with their permission.

The 70 Inspiring Pacific Women campaign has been produced by the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with Australian Aid and Pacific Women. The campaign marks the 70th anniversary of SPC, and leads up to the 13th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and 6th Meeting of Ministers for Women in Suva (Fiji) from 2nd to 5th October 2017.


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