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Athletes Gain More: Qumi

Shop N Save Athletics Fiji coach Benedito Qumi said the athletes achieved what they wanted at the Oceania Area Athletics Championships in Cairns, Australia. Qumi said the athletes achieved a
11 May 2015 09:51
Athletes Gain More: Qumi

Shop N Save Athletics Fiji coach Benedito Qumi said the athletes achieved what they wanted at the Oceania Area Athletics Championships in Cairns, Australia.

Qumi said the athletes achieved a lot more than just competing.

“This is one of the biggest Oceania events,” he said.

“The athletes were exposed to high-quality competition and in the process they gained a lot of experience and that is what we want.

“We want our athletes to gain experience so they can improve themselves for when they participate in competitions.

“There were two reasons we brought our athletes here; one was for them to improve their personal times, especially with the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

“The second reason was for them to mingle with other athletes from countries, like Australia and New Zealand.

“It’s good for them to develop relationships with other athletes.”

On the last day of the Oceania Area Athletics Championship, Pacific sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro won gold in the senior men’s 100 metres beating Jeremy Dodson of Samoa, clocking 10.22 seconds.

Vilisoni Rarasea finished sixth in the 400 metre senior hurdles, clocking a time of 56.40 secs.

Younis Bese finished third in the 100m senior girls final with a time of 11.89secs, behind gold medallist Toea Wisil of PNG who clocked a time of 11.41 secs.

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