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First Timer Daunitutu Wins Gold

Etuate Daunitutu of Nasinu won his first gold medal in the Under-14 boys 100 metres in the Central Division FMF Chow Games at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday. After finishing
20 Nov 2016 11:51
First Timer Daunitutu Wins Gold
Blue RIbbon winner Etuate Daunitutu of Nasinu raises his hands beccoming the fastest athelete of the boys U14. .Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

Etuate Daunitutu of Nasinu won his first gold medal in the Under-14 boys 100 metres in the Central Division FMF Chow Games at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday. After finishing second in the 200m on Friday,

Daunitutu made-up for it by clocking 12.61s to win the blue ribbon event.

Coming in second was Clement Garnett of Suva One clocking 12.91s and Joel Seru of Veiuto Primary School finished off third with a time of 12.93s.

The 14-year-old from Nailega in Tailevu said, it was a proud moment for him, especially after spending most of his time in Levuka playing rugby.

“This is my first time running and to win a gold medal at the Chow Games is a real proud moment for me,” Daunitutu said.

“I came second in the 200 metres yesterday and I lost hope in running in the 100 metres today but I am happy that I won gold. I have played rugby more than I have done athletics but after today I think I might start running.”

Daunitutu wants to go to Queen Victoria School next year.

Meanwhile, Florence Foiakau of VPS took out the girls U14 100m with a time of 14s. Liliviwa Vueti of Veiuto came in second with a time of 14.06s while Iniveni Seru of Tailevu South was third.

Foiakau said of all the years she has been competing in the Chow Games, she has never won a gold medal until now.

“Usain Bolt is my inspiration and just like him, I want to be the fastest woman in the Pacific and I am going to work hard to become that,” she added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua
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