|Nationality||Papua New Guinean|
|Born||17 January 1965|
|Event(s)||200 metres, 400 metres|
|Updated on 24 August 2017.|
Takale Tuna (born 17 January 1965) is a Papua New Guinean sprinter. He competed in the men's 200 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
Tuna has been described as "one of PNG's most successful ever athletes".His son Tovetina Tuna is also a sprinter.
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