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Fall Returns To The Fold

  American based-thrower Mustafa Fall has returned in his bid to join Team Fiji and participate in next month’s Melanesian Games in Suva. The 21-year-old holds the Fiji Secondary Schools
19 Jun 2016 10:21
Fall Returns To The Fold
National rep Mustafa Fall during trials at the International School Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

American based-thrower Mustafa Fall has returned in his bid to join Team Fiji and participate in next month’s Melanesian Games in Suva.

The 21-year-old holds the Fiji Secondary Schools senior boys shot put and discus records. Last year he set a national record at the Pacific Games in Port Moresby.

“I want to win a gold medal for Fiji,” said the former Marist Brothers High School student said.

Fall whose mum hails from Nakasaleka, Kadavu has been playing rugby for the New Haven Bulldogs rugby club in Connecticut, United States.

“Playing rugby and athletics is good for me, as it keeps me fit but due to the cold weather it has been hard,” he said.

In August, Fall joins Kansas University to further his studies.

Team Fiji manager Calvin Yee said he was impressed with the turnout of athletes in national trials at International School Nadi yesterday.

“There were issues on the availability of the grounds but it was up to the expectation and good enough,” he said.

“It was another good day but the girls from Adi Cakobau School were not part of the event today due to a school commitment.”

“We are two weeks away from the Melanesian Games and are expecting tough competition from Australia, PNG, New Caledonia and Norfolk Island since it is the last qualifying event for the Rio Olympics Games,” he said.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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