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Ali: Medal Of Any Colour Will Do

Mohammed Shalmaan Ali won the lone medal for Ba’s Kamil Muslim College in the men’s 3000metres final at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday. Ali won the bronze medal after he
23 Apr 2017 11:25
Ali: Medal Of Any Colour Will Do

Mohammed Shalmaan Ali won the lone medal for Ba’s Kamil Muslim College in the men’s 3000metres final at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday.

Ali won the bronze medal after he finished third with a time of 9:42.71 mins behind Wainibuka Secondary School’s Atama Vunibola who won gold with a time of 9:42.02 mins and Viliame Salusalu of Ratu Kadavulevu School settled for silver with 9:42.39mins.

Ali sustained an injury during the second day of the competition following his 1500m final in the senior boys division but this did not stop him from participating.

“My coaches asked me if I was fit to run today and I told him that I want to run and win a medal of any colour for the school,” Ali told SUNsports.

“It’s after a long time Kamil has won the medal at the Coke games and I want to thank the school, teachers, students and parents for their support and also the old scholars.”

Ali said he had prepared well for the Coca-Cola Games.

“Every morning my mum always wakes me up to do my training because I wanted to come to Suva not only to make up to the numbers but to compete competitively and win a medal,” he added.

The Year 13 student believes this was the best gift he would give to the school.

“I want to give this medal to the school who have done so much for me.”



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