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Double Gold For Maia

Maia Ramsden of Suva Blues won her second gold in the 800m in the Under- 13 grade final last Saturday. The 13-year-old student of International Primary School, who also won
23 Nov 2015 12:13
Double Gold For Maia

Maia Ramsden of Suva Blues won her second gold in the 800m in the Under- 13 grade final last Saturday.
The 13-year-old student of International Primary School, who also won gold the 1500 metres, was happy with the outcome.
“I was surprised when I was told that I clocked 2:24:70 minutes.
“It was also my personal best and I am happy with my performance.
“I have been training on and off and I like long distance events.
“I would like to thank my coach Fesaitu Mario who sets my training programme every week.
“Last year I got a bronze in the 1500m but I was too young to participate in the 800m. But I am happy that I have got the 1500 and 800 this year,” Ramsden said.

Bote makes mark
Meanwhile, U14 gold medallist Kinisimere Bote of Nadi said despite her height and age she proved she can compete with senior athletes.
“I’m 13 years old and I competed in the U14 grade and I thank the Lord for giving me strength.
“Last year I was in Under- 12 but I took part in the U13 grade in the 800m and won gold.
“I am looking forward to defend my title next year,” Bote said.
Silver medal went to Naomi Legatabua of Nadroga-Navosa and bronze medal to Merelesita Naikoroulu of Taveuni/
The U14 silver medal was won by Marina Turner of Bua and bronze to Ateca Marama of Macuata.
The Games ended last Saturday.

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