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Golden Throw for Koro’s Baleira

It was a moment all too surreal for Ana Baleira when the Koro High School student was told she had broken a 19-year record in the intermediate girls’ discus. “I
25 Apr 2015 13:25
Golden Throw for Koro’s Baleira
Koro Island High School’s Ana Baleira on her record-breaking throw at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

It was a moment all too surreal for Ana Baleira when the Koro High School student was told she had broken a 19-year record in the intermediate girls’ discus.

“I really couldn’t believe when I was told that I had won and had also broken the record,” Baleira said.

“I’m truly thankful for this incredible achievement. It felt really great to accomplish something coming to the Games and I’ll be proud to take the medal and record back home.

“I thank my coaches for their incredible support and help. It was hard at times, but I’m glad that I held on. I thank the Lord for this incredible achievement.

“A lot of the things we went through during training included waking up early and doing my own personal training at home. After school we had our team training sessions in school where I worked on my angles, throw technique and strength.

“I want to dedicate this win and record to all the people of Koro who have been supporting us during our preparations.”

A first time competitor at the Coca-Cola Games, the Nabasovi lass threw a distance of 35.12 metres, surpassing the old record of 32.98 metres set by Seruwaia Tuvou of Suva Grammar School in 1996.

Taking the silver medal was Titilia Tudriva of Suva Grammar with a jump of 32.65 metres and wining the bronze medal was Rusila Uluilakeba of Adi Cakobau School with a jump of 32.08 metres.

Two records were set in the field events were the Sub-Junior Boys shot put and Junior Boys shot put.

In the sub-junior grade, Henry Spring of Queen Victoria School threw a distance of 12.95 metres, beating the old record of 12.64 metres set by teammate Kuliniasi Baleisomosomo last year.

In the junior grade, Kaliopasa Uluilakepa of Marist Brothers High threw a distance of 16.05 metres, surpassing the old record of 16.56m set by Sailosi Falewai of QVS last year.

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