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Tabakaucoro, Lemeki Injured

Tabakaucoro, Lemeki Injured
Joseva Tabakaucoro is assisted out of the ground after pulling hamstring during Shop N Save Fiji National Athletics Championship 100meters heats at ANZ Stadium on March 31, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
April 01
11:04 2018

Marist Brother’s High School sprint­ers Joseva Tabakaucoro and Tony Lemeki are in doubt for the Coca –Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium on April 19-20.

Tabakaucoro pulled a hamstring while run­ning in the 100 metres heats at the Shop N Save Fiji Athletics Fiji National Champion­ship which former Suva Grammar School sprinter Francis Kirikirikula won.

The Bau, Tailevu, native cried in pain and was taken to hospital.

Athletics Fiji development officer Albert Miller said the injury was common for elite athletes.

“It could take weeks or months for him to re­cover from a Grade 2 injury,” he said.

Meanwhile, blue ribbon top contender Leme­ki also pulled a hamstring during a training session.

He is positive that he will recover before the Fiji Finals and will help MBHS win back the title.

“I am positive, I am currently on rehab and I am confident that I will recover in time for the games,” he said.

“I’m expecting strong competi¬tion from athletes of other schools. “Through God, nothing is impossi¬ble and I would be able to achieve my goal with the assistance from my coach and also my dedication towards my training,” he said.

MBHS was second in last year’s Fiji Finals winning 10 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals.

Edited by Osea Bola


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