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Anita Punt


Anita Punt is a New Zealand field hockey player. She has competed for the New Zealand women's national field hockey team since 2009, including for the team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2012 Summer Olympics. She attended Waimea College in nearby Richmond, before moving to Wellington at age 18 to focus on her hockey with the Capital National Hockey League team.Punt was first selected for the Black Sticks Women in June 2009, along with ten other players as the Black Sticks squad was overhauled following its last place finish at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She played her first match for New Zealand on 19 June 2009 against India in hometown Nelson. Punt has a commendable reputation as one of the fastest female hockey players in the world with a time over ten metres. In February 2013, Punt was entered as a wildcard entry into the annual International Track Meet in Christchurch, in which she won the 100 metres in 12.61 seconds.
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