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Tuvusa Eyes Ban’s 10.43

Tuvusa Eyes Ban’s 10.43
Three gold medal winner including blue ribbon in last year’s Coca-Cola Games, Shane Tuvusa with his winning Natabua boys team at ANZ Stadium on April 18, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
April 19
12:10 2018

Schools’ top sprinter Shane Tu­vusa aims to set a new record in the senior boys 100 metres event at the 2018 Coca-Cola Games.

The Games starts today at Suva’s ANZ Stadium.

The record of 10.43 seconds was set in 2011 by former Marist Broth­ers High School sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro.

Tuvusa was among 85 athletes from Lautoka’s Natabua High School who arrived in Suva yesterday. The team comprises 68 boys and 17 girls.

Tuvusa is confident of engrav­ing his name in the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics history books as he chases more gold medals and re­cords.

The 19-year-old won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x400m relay events during the Lautoka Zone on March 10, 2018.

“It’s an honour to represent Na­tabua and I am happy with what I have achieved so far,” he said.

“I also hope that me and the other members of the team will be able to take back the boy’s division title to Lautoka.

“My best time is 10.9 seconds and I plan to give it my best shot. I believe I can break the record that was set by Tabakaucoro. With God’s guidance, nothing is impossible.

“The preparation for the Fiji Finals went well. I started training during the second week of term one.

“I’m expecting strong competition from other athletes. But through God, nothing is impossible and I would be able to achieve my goal with the assistance from my coach and my dedication towards my training.

“A lot of sacrifices have been made to­wards my preparation for the Fiji Finals. I’m following a proper training programme and diet which helps get the best out of me.”

Adi Cakobau School are the defending girl’s champion. One hundred and sixty-six (166) schools are taking part in the 2018 Coca-Cola Games.

Edited by Naisa Koroi


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