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Madigibuli Breaks 13-Year Record

Immanuel Madigibuli can look back on his primary school athletics career with a peace of mind knowing he set the only new record of the 2014 Central Division Chow Games.
23 Nov 2014 10:46
Madigibuli Breaks 13-Year Record
Tailevu South U14 Girls 4x100 metres relay team, from left, Salote Stevens, Mere Koroivuki, Jacqualine Suguta and Elizabeth Kalounivalu at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

Immanuel Madigibuli can look back on his primary school athletics career with a peace of mind knowing he set the only new record of the 2014 Central Division Chow Games.

The Year Eight student of Navesi Primary School was lost for words after setting a new record in the Under-14 Boys high jump final yesterday.

Competing under the Suva Two banner, Madigibuli jumped a height of 1.68 metres, clearing the old record of 1.65m set by Rafaele Kasibulu of Suva One back in 2001, which also  earned Madigibuli the Best Male Athlete award of the games.

“It feels good especially knowing it’s my last year in primary school and I’m so thankful that I was able to achieve this,” he said.

“And I’ll be able to look back on this moment proudly. I honestly can’t express how I feel about winning gold and setting a new record.

“I guess it’s just the result of all the training and hard work I’ve been putting in and I thank my mum Sainimili Toloi for her support and inspiration and my coach Maciu Raturaga. I couldn’t have done this without their help.”

Meanwhile, Tuikilakila Satini of Suva One settled for silver with a leap of 1.60m while Tailevu South’s William Devi scooped the bronze recording 1.40m.

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