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Bua Sprinter Wants More Gold

Ten-year-old, Imanueli Tuiwainunu, of Immaculate Conception Primary School in Bua has his eyes set on winning gold medals in the sprint events of today’s Northern Chow Games at Subrail Park,
15 Nov 2016 11:21
Bua Sprinter Wants More Gold
Imanueli Tuiwainunu (middle) wioth his father Ovini Baba (left) at the Subrail Park yesteday. Photo: JOSAIA RALAGO

Ten-year-old, Imanueli Tuiwainunu, of Immaculate Conception Primary School in Bua has his eyes set on winning gold medals in the sprint events of today’s Northern Chow Games at Subrail Park, Labasa.

The Nasolo native from Bua had won two gold medals at last year’s Chow Games in Suva and has been training hard to retain the top spots.

“I am looking forward to the Games tomorrow,” he told SUNsports.

“I have worked hard for it. I also want to break the record. I usually wake up at 5am and train with my dad before I prepare for school. I also do thie same when I return home in the afternoon. My dad is the one who usually trains me.”

His dad, Ovini Baba said his son is coming in with the mission to win the 75 metres and 100m events.

“I don’t have to tell him what to do. He knows when to train and what to do. It is his self discipline that has brought him this far. He has prepared well for the events and I know that come tomorrow he will give his best.”

Imanueli is a member of the Bua Zone 3 squad, which is among the 12 teams competing in the Northern competition.

Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Association (Northern) president Eliki Mae said they have received the photo finish and the electronic timer, which will be used in the two-day event. Mae wished all participating students and coaches the very best. The event starts at 8.30am with the girls 1500m being the first event.



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