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PODCAST EP7 Gold Coast Gold: Melissa Tapper

Hosted by Dave Culbert

Delving into all things Commonwealth Games between now and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

We recap the week that was, chat to a Games star of the past, present or future and take a look at the week ahead for our Commonwealth Games aspirants.

EPISODE 7: Melissa Tapper


Melissa Tapper made history when she became the first Australian to compete in Table Tennis in both Para and able-bodied Games.

The 27-year-old trailblazer’s determination through childhood developed into some serious talent in adulthood.

This episode, Tapper recounts a childhood without limitations, her competitiveness in all sports no matter her ability and gives insight into just how demanding selection onto the five person Female GC2018 team will be.