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Gold Win For Kadavu

Gold Win For Kadavu
Kesaia Boletakanakadavu of Kadavu Provincial School (first from left) cruises to the tape to win the sub junior girls 400m at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on April 20, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
April 21
11:38 2018

Kesaia Boletakanakadavu made it her goal to win the sub-junior girls 400 metres final yesterday.

The Kadavu Provincial Secondary School student scooped the school’s first gold medal during the 2018 Co­ca-Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

The 13-year -ld from Nakasaleka, Kadavu recalled her preparations as tough and tiring.

A week before the Fiji Finals, her school was partially destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Keni.

Boletakanakadavu who was at school at that time said it was a frightening experience and to be at the Games and win gold is over­whelming.

“I have mixed feelings right now. Just last week we were hit by Cy­clone Keni and it was one of the scariest moments in my life. Today I am here winning my school’s first gold medal, I’m truly happy,” Bole­takanakadavu said.

“Training was very hard and I had to make a lot of sacrifices.

“I was calm and focused because I had one thing on my mind, to get a medal.

“This win is for everyone back at home in Kadavu especially for those who were affected by Cyclone Keni.”

Saivora Nareba of Jasper Wil­liams High settled for silver while Salome Vakatawabai of Namosi Secondary got bronze.

Edited by Osea Bola

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