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Wisil: I could’ve done better

Wisil: I could’ve done better
Fiji's Laisani Mocveisawana (right) tries to keep up with Oceania sprinter Wisil Toea who took out gold in the 100 meters final on June 29th, 2017. . Photo:Jone Luvenitoga
June 30
11:57 2017


Pacific sprint queen Toea Wisil of Papua New Guinea won gold in the women’s senior 100metres final during the Oceania Athletics Championship at the ANZ Stadium, Suva last night.

Wisil clocked 11.63 seconds followed by Australia’s Morgan Gaffrey with a time of 12.24e while Jessica Peris also of Australia scooped bronze with a time of 12.27s.

The 29-year-old Wisil was disappointed with her time indicating that she was expecting to do better.

“I wanted to accomplish my personal best of time of 11.29 seconds,” she said.

“I’m passionate in what I do and it’s something that I’m striving to achieve as that’s what keeps me going. I dedicate this win to my coach Tony Mayweather as he always believed in me to give my best and we had gone through a lot of challenges in all the competitions that I participated in.

“My advice to all young athletes out there is that you need to dream high and you need to really work hard in life to achieve your goal. Nothing comes easy these days.” Wisil returns to Australia with her coach to prepare for the upcoming championships.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua



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