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Kaiwalu Enjoys Mum’s Backing

Kaiwalu Enjoys Mum’s Backing
From left: A Fijian fan, Malakai Kaiwalu and her mother Dr Liviana Kaiwalu at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast on April 9, 2018. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva
April 11
11:00 2018

Team Fiji athletics rep Malakai Kaiwalu was fortunate enough to have his mother by his side as he clears the bar at 2.06metres in the men’s high jump at Carrara Stadium on Monday.

The Vatuloa, Vatulele native’s mother Dr Liviana Waqa Kaiwalu flew to Australia to watch her son competes in his first Commonwealth Games.

Despite falling short of progressing to the final stage of the men’s high jump event,  Dr Liviana was proud of her son getting this far and representing the country.

“I’m proud of my son after his performance at the Pacific Mini Games winning gold medal for Fiji and building up to the Commonwealth Games.

‘I’ve already told him that I will come and support him here in Gold Coast,” proud mum Liviana said.

“I have been with my son since day one and I’m proud of his achievements so far.”

Malakai was happy for his Mum’s continuous support.

“It’s good having my Mum here with me supporting me and watching me participate.

“Her presence allows me to perform to my best.”

Meanwhile, in yesterday’s athletics results Petero Veitaqomaki clocked a new personal best of 1:54.22min in the second heat of the men’s 800metres.

Eugene Vollmer jumped 6.85m and fell short of qualifying while Aaron Powell clocked 22.05 secs in the men’s 200m heats.

Edited by  Osea  Bola

 

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