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Veitaqomaki sets new record

Veitaqomaki sets new record
Petero Veitaqomaki wins gold in the U18 men's 800m event on June 30, 2017.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.
July 01
11:22 2017


It was an overwhelming moment for Fiji’s Petero Veitaqomaki after he set a new record in the Under-18 men’s 800 metres event at the Oceania Athletics Championship yesterday.

Veitaqomaki clocked 1minute 57:65seconds to win gold followed by Patrick Leahy of Australia (1:57:91) and New Zealand’s Samuel Gouverreur (1:58:13).

The Year 11 student of Sigatoka Methodist High School said the secret behind the win was regular training at the sand dunes.

“This is my first time to compete in a regional competition and I am very grateful for the opportunity,” Veitaqomaki said

“I was able to keep trying my best in the last lap because I knew before the race that I will win gold.

“I feel my continuous training at the sand dunes helped me a lot.

“I would like to thank my parents for their endless support.”

Edited by Osea Bola



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