|Born||23 November 1994|
|Achievements and titles|
|National finals||2010 Kiribati Athletics Championships : 100 m – bronze|
|Personal best(s)||100 m: 14.43 (2010)|
|Updated on 11 June 2012.|
Tio Etita (born 23 November 1994) is an I-Kiribati sprinter that participated at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics (100 m) and at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships (60 m). Her overall ranking at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics was 32nd setting a new personal best with a time of 14.43 seconds. She placed third in the 100 m 2010 Kiribati Athletics Championships with a time of 14.8 seconds.
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