Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Hilo High’s Gianna Yokoe

  • Gianna Yokoe
Gianna Yokoe • air riflery
Feeling just “happy to be there’’ at the HHSAA air riflery championships, the Hilo High junior shrugged off most of the pressure, and she fed off what little remained to shoot to the top.

Stuck in sixth during the regular season and the BIIF finals, Yokoe blew up at states, bringing home the winner’s trophy just like her brother, Guy, did for Waiakea in 2015.

5 questions

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Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite movie: Whiplash

Favorite thing about air riflery: It feeds my perfectionism when I make a good shot and allows me to hang out with my friends all the time

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Favorite athletes: Simone Biles and Yuzuru Hanyu

Favorite place on the Big Island: Maunakea

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