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For My Mum, Says High Jumper

Alumita Diunisi of Jasper Williams High School of Lautoka was in tears after win­ning the junior girls high jump finals during the first day of the Coca-Cola Games at the
20 Apr 2018 09:59
For My Mum, Says High Jumper
Alumita Diunisi of Jasper Williams High School of Lautoka shows her gold medal after winning the junior girls high jump event at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on April 19, 2018. Inset: Eremodo Tuinasauvuki of Niusawa Methodist High School of Tvaeuni. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Alumita Diunisi of Jasper Williams High School of Lautoka was in tears after win­ning the junior girls high jump finals during the first day of the Coca-Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, yesterday.

The 16-year-old dedicated the medal to her mother who passed away last year.

The Raviravi, Bua lass told SUNsports that the death of her mother really unsettled her as she took out a silver medal last year.

“I was determined to make her proud today by winning the gold medal,” Diunisi said after her jump of 1.6m secured the win.

Hartley MaClaren of Saint Thomas High School of Lautoka came second with a jump of 1.45m and St Joseph‘s Secondary School’s Reama Verekauta and Sisilia Tukidia settled for bronze.

EREMODO WINS NIUSAWA’S GOLD

A Niusawa Methodist High School student from Taveuni won gold in the sub junior boys’ javelin grade at the 2018 Coca-Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, yesterday.

The 14-year-old Eremodo Tuinasauvuki who hails from Toga in Rewa threw a distance of 45.05m.

Speaking to SUNsports, Tuinasauvuki said he was thrilled with the win since it was his first time at the Games.

“This win is for my father who is in Sinai work­ing under the United Nations Disengagement Ob­server Force,” he said.

Bruce Maue of Navatu Secondary School from Cakaudrove came second with 42.20m and in third place was Siale Hawea of Marist Brothers High School with a throw of 40.74m.

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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