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Delilah Simmons (left) in under 10 girls 100 meter sprint during the Nasinu team training for Chow games on 20/21 of November at ANZ Stadium yesterday. pic......RAMA
November 06
08:46 2015

Rivalry builds up for 2015 Chow Games

The Nasinu Primary Schools Athletics Association hopes to improve their performance in the 2015 FMF Chow Games on November 20-21 at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Association president Selau Cama said they were working on a three-year plan.

“We have nine schools under the Nasinu Zone and when you compare that with other zones, we have quite a big number of athletes.

“This is why we have decided to set a three-year plan to develop our athletes starting from this year’s Chow Games,” Cama said.

“We have told our athletes that they are not there to beat the person running next to them, but to go out there and set their personal best because that produce medals in the long-run.

“We are aiming to improve their overall performance which includes both time and skills since this is the perfect age for them to learn and grow.”

Nasinu’s top sprinter Isireli Sakealevu has been ruled out of the Chow Games after sustaining a hamstring injury during the trials last week.

Having won eight gold medals, nine silver and thirteen bronze medals last year, Cama said their toughest competitor would be Suva.

“Suva is always a tough opponent and has proven themselves as champions as they have dominated the Chow Games in previous years.

“But that has not stopped us from wanting to go out there and reach that level and become a threat to many schools. We will be going out there to beat Suva and the standards have raised so it will be an interesting Chow Games this year.”

A total of 134 athletes will be representing Nasinu from Delainamasi Primary School, St Joseph the Worker, St John Bosco, Kalabu Primary School, Bishop Kempthorne Memorial School, Nabua Primary, Wainibuku Heart, St John Wailoku and Nasinu Gospel.

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