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Natabua High School’s favourite Shane Tuvusa (left) beats Anare Lovobalavu of Marist Brothers High School in the senior boys 100m heats during the first day of the Coca- Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on April 19, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
April 20
11:52 2018

Natabua High School sprinter Shane Tuvusa clocked the fastest time in the senior boys 100 metres heats yesterday.

And Adi Cakobau School’s Mak­ereta Naulu is expected to sprint home with the gold as the defend­ing girl’s champion showed her su­periority on day one

The defending blue ribbon cham­pion, Tuvusa, clocked 11.04 sec­onds and will face stiff competition from Marist Brothers High School’s Tony Lemeki who clocked 11.05s in the finals scheduled for 6pm today.

Tuvusa of Natalecake in Ba is confident he will break the record (10.43s) set by former MBHS sprint­er Banuve Tabakaucoro seven years ago.

The Ba native told SUNsports that he can still do better.

“I need to focus as my performance at the inter-house competition was a lot better. But I feel stronger and fitter which is a positive sign. I’m happy because I know I can do it as through God, anything is possible.

The Year 12 student has worked hard towards winning gold at the Coca- Cola Games.

“I’m expecting strong competition from athletes of other schools dur­ing the finals,” he said.

The nine 100m finalists are Shane Tuvusa (Natabua High), Anare Lovobalavu (MBHS).

Malasebe Tuvusa (Suva Gram­mar), Kelemeni Catanasiga (Delana Methodist), Tony Lemeki (MBHS), Jim Colasau (QVS), Josateki Ratu­kaudale (Sacred Heart College), Eroni Vosanibola (Lelean Memo­rial), Alfred Turner (RKS).

Tuvusa said a lot of sacrifice was made towards preparation for the Coke Games.

“I followed a proper train¬ing pro­gramme which helps to get the best out of me.”

The 100m finalists for girls are Makereta Naulu (ACS), Atelaite Buna (Jasper Williams High), Mere­oni Naitau (Lomary Secondary), Sulueti Kavu (Khalsa College), Vic­torina Vala ( Gospel High), Susana Nakama (BMS), Filimaina Salabogi (ACS), Diravalo Ragasawalu ( ACS)

Edited by Osea Bola.

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