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Banuve Reigns

Banuve Reigns
Banuve Tabakaucoro after winning the Men’s 100 metres final last night. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva
July 15
09:58 2015

Reigning Pacific sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro breezed home to defend his gold medal in the men’s 100 metres

He clocked 10.55 seconds in the final last night.

Tabakaucoro failed to better his record of 10.26s set earlier in the year at the 2015 Oceania Athletics Championships in Brisbane, Australia, but still managed to finish ahead of rival Palau’s Rodmann Teltull and crowd favourite Papua New Guinea’s Kupun Wisil.

Teltull clocked a time of 10.58 seconds to settle for the silver medal while Wisil finished third with a time of 11.04 seconds scooping the bronze medal.

Meanwhile, in the women’s 100 metres final, Pacific sprint queen Toea Wisil did the home crowd proud as she sped home to an 11.88 seconds finish, failing

to break Fijian athletics icon Makelesi Batimala’s 2007 Apia Games record of 11.55 seconds.

True to prediction, Coca-Cola Games star athlete Younis Bese won  the silver medal after finishing second with a time of 12.27 seconds while her predecessor and former Fiji Finals sprint queen Sisilia Seavula settled for bronze with a time of 12.35 seconds.



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