SPORTS

Sprinter Sets higher Goal

Richard Elder is looking to break a record in either the 200 or 400-metre events of the FMF Chow Games. The Learning Centre Year 8 student has been taking part
02 Nov 2016 10:31
Sprinter Sets higher Goal
Richard Elder warming up before training at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Photo: JUSTINE MANNAN

Richard Elder is looking to break a record in either the 200 or 400-metre events of the FMF Chow Games.

The Learning Centre Year 8 student has been taking part in the Games for the past four years and has won gold in the 100m, 200m and 400m.

This year, however, will be a little different for the Vanuabalavu native, as he aims not only to win gold but to break a record.

“I have always come first but I want something more this year,” he said.

“My aim this year is to break a record and set a new one. This is my one goal and I want to achieve that.”

The 13-year-old knows the challenge ahead of him and says, he knows it would not be an easy task.

“I am confident that I can achieve what I set my mind to do so that is what I am working towards. This year’s Chow Games will be tougher than last year because I have seen athletes train and that makes train harder.

“Competing all these years, I have not regarded any other runner as my enemy or someone to beat. To me everyone is equal.

“I honestly cannot wait for the Chow Games to start, I’m really excited.”

Like any other athlete with passion who wants to represent Fiji, Elder has the same hopes and dream.

“I do want to represent the country one day and be like my role model Eugene Vollmer. All I need to do is work hard and step-up my training.”

The FMF Chow Games will be held from November 18-19 at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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