Karen Page (athlete)

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Karen C. Page (later Tapper) is a former pentathlete from New Zealand.[1]

In 1978, Page travelled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to compete in the United States indoor pentathlon event, finishing second.[2] Also in 1978, Page represented New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada, placing fifth.[1] She was selected for the New Zealand Olympic team to compete at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, however the New Zealand boycott of the Games meant she did not attend.[3]

In 1981 Page won the gold medal, and set a new national women's record for the pentathlon, at the Fourth Pacific Conference Games in Christchurch.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Karen Page". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  2. ^ Mead Tricard, Louise (1996). American Women's Track and Field: A History, 1895 Through 1980, Volume 1. McFarland. p. 627.
  3. ^ Leggat, David Leggat, David (2010-09-03). "Swimming: Overlooked 'Olympic' team recognised after 30 years". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  4. ^ New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association (1981). 94th Annual Report. p. 11.