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QVS Sprinter Yet To Be Cleared For Cokes

The Fiji Secondary School Athletics Association has yet to receive an official document regarding defending Blue Ribbon champion Ilaitia Waqa’s clearance to participate in the 2017 Coca-Cola games. The Coca-Cola
07 Apr 2017 11:00
QVS Sprinter Yet To Be Cleared For Cokes
Retired international rugby league legend Petero Civoniceva receive the Coke Games torch from Nabua Secondary School assistant head boy and girl Tavua Lodoviko and Kasabita Biu on April 6th, 2017.Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

The Fiji Secondary School Athletics Association has yet to receive an official document regarding defending Blue Ribbon champion Ilaitia Waqa’s clearance to participate in the 2017 Coca-Cola games.

The Coca-Cola games will be held at the ANZ Stadium on April 20-22.

The Queen Victoria School sprinter was disqualified for a false start in the senior boys 100m final during the Tailevu zone meet last month.

It was earlier reported the QVS officials appealed the disqualification and the jury made a decision in favour of Waqa therefore Waqa was given the clearance to defend his title.

Coca-Cola Games co-ordinator Vuli Waqa confirmed to SUNsports yesterday they have yet to receive an official document.

“We have not made it official yet if Waqa will be considered to defend his title in the Coca-Cola games.

“The report has to come officially to the Fiji Secondary School Athletics committee,” Waqa said.

Civoniceva carries Coca-Cola Games Torch to Nabua

Secondary

Former Vodafone Fiji Bati Captain and Rugby League legend Petero Civoniceva carried the Coca-Cola Games torch relay to Nabua Secondary School yesterday.

Twenty athletes will represent the school at the annual school atheletics event.

Coca-Cola Games torch relay co-ordinator Onisimo Rokotuigasau said it has been a great three weeks taking the torch to schools around Fiji.

“We are here to motivate the 20 plus athletes competing in the Coke Games to win medals for Nabua Secondary and make their school proud.

“Today (yesterday) is Day 17 of the torch relay and it’s been three  weeks now and we had taken the torch right to Malolo Island for the first time as we are now two weeks away from the Fiji secondary school competition,” Rokotuigasau said.

Civoniceva said he was fortunate to be part of the torch relay in Nabua yesterday.

“I am very fortunate to be here today and it’s wonderful to see that Nabua Secondary is one of the schools that are engaged in so many sporting activities.

“The torch is there to encourage the athletes to be positive role models in the school, in the community and to always take education as number one priority as it is the corner stone for students to build on,” Civoniceva added. Edited by Anasilini Ratuva

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