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Trio Carry Ba Sangam Hopes

Ba Sangam College has placed their medal hopes in their three female athletes that will be competing in the 2015 Coca Cola Games which starts today. Melaia Kalagakali, Maria Masilina
24 Apr 2015 10:29
Trio Carry Ba Sangam Hopes

Ba Sangam College has placed their medal hopes in their three female athletes that will be competing in the 2015 Coca Cola Games which starts today.

Melaia Kalagakali, Maria Masilina and Torika Namoi will be making their debut in their respective grades, with former Chow Games athlete Kalagakali hoping to win gold.

“I ran in the Western Division Chow Games last year and came third in the 400 metres,” Kalagakali said.

“This will be our first year in the Coke Games and we’ll go out there, do our best and hopefully bring back a gold medal for our school.”

Head coach Sanil Kumar was confident in the abilities of his athletes to achieve something despite the lack of facilities among other challenges.

“All three of these girls came first in their respective events at the zone and so they earned their place in the Cokes. Melaia also broke the record in the junior girls 400 metres so we’re very confident and hoping that they’ll win something.

“It’s been quite difficult because we don’t have the facilities available here like the synthetic track and also because the track we use at Xavier College is so much smaller than the track here so preparing for their long-distance events have been quite difficult.

“However we’ve gotten full support from the school administration and they’ve really helped with the girls’ training and we’re feeling good about the games this year.”

Kalagakali will be competing in the Junior Girls 400 metres and Junior Girls long jump. Masilina will compete in the Sub-Junior Girls 400 metres while Namoi will compete in the Open Girls 1500 metres and Sub-Junior Girls 800 metres events.

Meanwhile, the 2015 Coca Cola Games will start this morning at Suva‘s ANZ Stadium.

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