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Mateo Trains Hard For Gold

  Waisea Mateo, 19, is on target as he prepares for the 2017 Coca-Cola Games on April 20-21 at the ANZ Stadium. The Naraiyawa, Namosi native won the only medal
11 Feb 2017 11:00
Mateo Trains Hard For Gold
Robert Foster hits the sand bank for his golden jump in the long jump finals. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

 

Waisea Mateo, 19, is on target as he prepares for the 2017 Coca-Cola Games on April 20-21 at the ANZ Stadium.

The Naraiyawa, Namosi native won the only medal for John Wesley College last year in the inter-mediate boys javelin event throwing a distance of 60.55metres.

“I have changed my programme and my focus now is to train my upper body,”Mateo said.

“I’m training to win and win gold medal in the senior boys’ category.”

He took part in javelin in the John Wesley College inter-house athletics competition yesterday and threw a distance of 50.56m.

“There’s a lot of work to be done but I have faith that I will achieve my target.

“I have a very supportive family behind me.”

John Wesley College physical education teacher Kaveni Talemaivavalagi said they  aim to achieve more this year.

“Last year we won one and it would be good if we win two or three this year.

“Most of our senior athletes last year have left the school but we have young athletes who are competing competitively in this inter-house meet and producing promising results,” Talemaivavalagi said.

Edited by Osea Bola

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