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Beat This
April 27
15:49 2016


Defending boys champion Natabua High School yesterday laid down the challenge in the boys’ division for the 2016 Coca-Cola games.

The school’s jump Coach John Iroa has challenged other schools in the boys division to come up with a stronger plan in the field events if they want to beat the defending champions from the Sugar City.

Iroa said Natabua was looking forward to another clean sweep in the long jump and triple jump events at the Coca- Cola Games that will start tomorrow at the ANZ Stadium.

“Last year for the 10 medals allocated to the jumps, six was swept by Natabua and we look forward to a good competition again this year,” Iroa said.

“We have a new gold medalist jumper Belasio Waqadau who participated for Lomary High School last year. He has joined the team and other boys who won gold for Natabua last year,” he said.


Confident lad

Waqadau, who is a Year 13 student, is the current record holder in the intermediate boys’ triple jump with a distance of 14.36m.

He said: “I’m so excited to be in Natabua this year. The training  Master Iroa gives us is really good and representing Natabua is a big honour for me.”

The Batiri, Nadroga, lad is confident of a gold medal.

“I’ll be running in the 4x400m relay and the triple jump senior boys. I thank the almighty God for protecting me and we are looking forward to winning this year’s Coca-Cola Games.”

Waqadau is confident of a fruitful Coca-Cola season for the Lonehats team.

Natabua won the boys division last year with 17 gold, 11 silver and 5 bronze medals.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa



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