SPORTS

Team Nasinu Survive Challenging Times

Despite limited time of prepara­tion, the Nasinu athletics school team are glad to have made it to today’s FMF Chow Games at the ANZ Stadium, Suva. Team Nasinu have fielded
16 Nov 2018 11:00
Team Nasinu Survive Challenging Times
Team Nasinu sprinter Aisake Rokotakala works on his starting at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on November 15, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Despite limited time of prepara­tion, the Nasinu athletics school team are glad to have made it to today’s FMF Chow Games at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Team Nasinu have fielded 105 athletes that are competing from the Under-9 right through to the U14 grades.

Team Nasinu manager Aminio Tui told SUNsports yesterday that despite the hindrances faced they have managed to push through to the competition.

“We’ve been preparing for this competi­tion for the past three weeks so time was a challenge for us,” he said.

“Last week we couldn’t come to the stadium because of the Oceania sevens rugby competition.

“So we have this week to train at the na­tional stadium but otherwise the train­ing has been happening in school.

“The students still have the spirit to push themselves to where we are today.”

SPRINTER SETS TARGET

For 12-year-old, Aisake Rokotakala the hardships faced while preparing for the competition has made him confident in winning the 100metres gold medal.

“With the exams over now I can concen­trate on training and injury is a worry as well,” he said.

“I’m going to try and defend my 100 me­tres gold medal and I know it’s going to be tough but I will try my best.”

“I want to thank my parents and the Lord for his guidance and the talent that he has given me,” said Rokotakala.

The competition starts today and con­tinues on with the finals tomorrow.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj



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