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Peris Aims For Personal Best

Australian sprinter Jessica Peris believes the women’s 100 metres will be the event to watch during the Oceania Athletics Area Championship which starts on Wednesday at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.
24 Jun 2017 10:00
Peris Aims For Personal Best
Asutralian based athlete Jessica Peris gets her back massaged during training at the ANZ Stadium on Friday 23rd, 2017. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

Australian sprinter Jessica Peris believes the women’s 100 metres will be the event to watch during the Oceania Athletics Area Championship which starts on Wednesday at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Peris will be running alongside Pacific sprint queen Toea Wisil who she has been training with for the last couple of months.

The 27-year-old said the target is to compete and set personal bests.

“I relocated to Gold Coast in Australia to join a new training group.

“I trained with Toea along with other athletes from the Pacific,” Peris said.

“Toea and I have been learning off each other and it has been an amazing couple of months,

“She has definitely been helping me with a few technical things and she is extremely competitive which has been great.

“When you are running against Toea you know it is going to be fast because she is such a brilliant athlete.

“There are a few other Australian athletes who have clocked good times so I think it will be a good 100 metres final this year.

“Last year I competed in the 200m and 400 m at the Melanesian Games, It was the first time for me to run the 400m and it was pretty interesting.

“This year I will be concentrating on the 100 and 200m.”

Peris said competitions like the Oceania Championship are important for the Pacific islands.



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