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Defending Champs Look To Big Day

Defending Champs Look To Big Day
Asenaca Musuvanua of Jasper Williams (left) Waisale Sausoko of Natabua High School and Vuli Waqa of Fiji Secondary School Athletics Assoction light the 2016 Coke Games torch at Coco Cola factory in Laucala Beach yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.
April 20
13:02 2016


Natabua High School and Jasper Williams High School are looking forward to retaining their Coca Cola Games titles this year.

Representatives from the two schools were present at the official ceremony for the lighting of the Coca-Cola games torch relay flame at the Coca-Cola Factory yesterday.

Natabua High School representative, Waisele Dausko, will be running his final year in the senior division and will be taking part in the 200 metres, 4×100 relay and long jump events.

The seventh former won a gold medal in the long jump and in the triple jump last year.

“Performance is getting there. Our main challenge is the weather and currently it isn’t on our side so we have to work hard if we want to come out best,” Waisele said.

Asenaca Musunavanua of Jasper Williams will be competing in the junior grade and will be running in the 4×400 event this year.

She is part of the relay team that won a gold medal in the 4×100 event last year and is looking forward to competition from other contenders this year.

Asenaca said: “Our team will try to do better in our events this year and we just want to wish all the other schools all the best,” she said.

The two western schools are calling on to fans and supporters to come out in numbers to cheer on the two schools as they defend their titles.

Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji marketing manager Lawrence Tikaram said: “By having these two students here with us shows how important the role they will play in terms of the running of the Games.

“I want to salute the students of Natabua and Jasper the defending champions. I know that there are many schools out there to dethrone you but at the end of the day Fiji will be the ultimate winner because this game is about us Fijians and hopefully we will put on the best show at the best facility come games time,” he said.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce



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