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Namuka Native Aims For The Best

Namuka Native Aims For The Best
Nasinu Secondary School athletes Peniasi Navikula, is one of the gold prospect in 200 meters come Coke games at ANZ Stadium yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR
April 27
15:43 2016


Nasinu High School Senior boy’s trump card Peniasi Navukula aims to set a new personal best and win a medal of any colour in this year’s Coca-Cola games which begins at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow.

Navukula won gold in the senior boys 200m during the Suva Zone One competition with a time of 22.04 sec and is determined for another positive performance in this week’s Fiji finals.

The year 12 student first competed at the Coke games from year 9 when he was attending Sila Central High School running the 400m event but has yet to win a medal.  Now under the guidance of former blue ribbon champion John Lum Kon the Namuka, Nakelo, native is positive for a top three finish.

“I started competing in the Coca-Cola games when I was in Sila Central High School since form 3 to five (Year 9-11) and I have never won any medal.

“This year looking at my results during Suva Zone One, I’m confident for a good outing and hope to improve my time,” Navukula said.

“I have noticed the change in training this year,  I’m fortunate to have a coach like John Lum Kon.

“His coaching style is different compared to what I experienced when I was in Sila.

“I’m confident to say that I’m physically, mentally and spiritually prepared for the games.”

The 18-year-old was also part of the Nasinu Secondary School rugby league U19 team that lost to Navosa Central 8-16 last Saturday at Lawaqa Park.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki



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