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Emotional Bulu Eyes Olympics

Marist Brothers High School athlete Sekonaia Bulu has set his sights on the Olympic Games after breaking a three-year record in the junior boys shot put at the ANZ Stadium,
22 Apr 2017 11:00
Emotional Bulu Eyes Olympics
Marist Brothers inter boys shoput gold medalist and new record holder for the event Seonaia Bulu with his winning throw. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

Marist Brothers High School athlete Sekonaia Bulu has set his sights on the Olympic Games after breaking a three-year record in the junior boys shot put at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday.

Bulu threw 17.02 metres beating the old record of 16.56m set by Sailosi Falewai of Queen Victoria School in 2014.

In second place was Joseva Talemaicakau of Ratu Kadavulevu School who threw 15.55m while Josefa Vucago of MBHS was third with 15.43m.

Bulu was lost for words when he found out that he broke the record but he says, this is the first step for him in his plan to compete at the Olympics one day.

“I could not really believe my luck and that I broke the record, I mean I was expecting to win but not to break the record,” he said.

“Knowing that I broke the record is  such a proud moment for me because I have a dream of representing Fiji at the Olympics one day.

“The reason why I’ve chosen the Olympics is because that is where all the best athletes from around the world compete and I want to compete with the best and see how I match up to them.

“I’m a confident person and thanks to my coach Josefa Mario.”

 

STOLZ SETS NEW RECORD

 

It was a proud moment for Jesse Stolz who finally achieved his dream by breaking the sub junior boys shot put record.

Stolz threw 14.17m beating a two- year record set by Henry Spring of Queen Victoria School who threw 12.95m in 2015.

Stolz said he was hoping to break the record last year but ended up finishing second.

“I’m really happy to achieve gold, this is something I have been praying for,” he said.

“It has not been easy for me because I was experiencing bodily pains while throwing, I have been really tired for not sleeping but I’m thankful that I have finally achieved what I wanted.

“Now I think I can relax and rest easy. I want to thank everyone who had confidence in me.”

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