ACS, RKS Top Gold Table
Adi Cakobau School (ACS) and Ratu Kadavulevu School (RKS) lead the medal tally for the girls and boys division respectively after day one of the 2017 Coca-Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.
After a gruelling day of track and field events in the girls divison, ACS lead with one gold, two silver and one bronze while Xavier College have one gold and one silver and St Joseph’s Secondary School are in third place with one gold and one bronze.
Meanwhile, RKS have two gold and one silver while Marist Brothers High School is in second place with one gold, one silver and two bronze and Queen Victoria School is third with one gold and one bronze.
Day one of the competition started off with a lot of technical difficulties with the electronic gun which delayed the schedule of the Coke Games by two hours.
Fiji Secondary School’s Athletics Association general secretary Vuli Waqa said technical difficulties were to be expected at such an event but they were making sure that there was not a repeat on the second day of the competition.
“I believe it was a successful day one of the Coke Games, I think the only throw back for us was that we weren’t on time,” Waqa said.
“But that is one of the things that is to be expected in the competition, not everything runs perfectly all the time.
“We are trying fix the mistakes that we have experienced on the first day to make sure that we run smoothly tomorrow (today).
“We going to check the electronic gun and see if it could be improved by tomorrow (today) and we are hoping for everything to be good by then.”
Waqa is urging old scholars and supporters to show up in numbers today as that is when the competition really begins.
“Fans can expect a very good competition for day two and very competitive because all the athletes have got a taste of what it is like now and they are hungry for a win over the next two days,” he said.
“We invite all the fans and supporters to come down in full force and support the schools.”
Day two of the Coca Cola Games will begin with the intermediate boys Javelin event at 10:30am at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.