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Elder brother inspires Tuvusa

It was his elder brother’s advice that boost­ed Isimeli Tuvusa to win gold in the Un­der-12 boys’ long jump at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday. Tuvusa of Ba jumped 4.83
17 Nov 2018 11:00
Elder brother inspires Tuvusa
Isimeli Tuvusa with his gold medal at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on November 16,2018. Photo: Anasilini Natoga

It was his elder brother’s advice that boost­ed Isimeli Tuvusa to win gold in the Un­der-12 boys’ long jump at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday.

Tuvusa of Ba jumped 4.83 metres, Rodrigue Mailagi of Wallis and Futuna finished second (4.59) and Kinijoji Rarasea of Lautoka won bronze (4.56).

Isimeli’s elder brother Shane Tuvusa, who is also the Coca-Cola Games blue ribbon cham­pion, was his mentor when preparing for the annual event.

“My elder brother told me to go back home with a gold medal. He encouraged me and I want to thank him for his support,”he said.

“I also want to thank my parents and my coach David Doughty for training me.”

The Year Seven student of St Teresa Primary School in Ba walked confidently into the sta­dium yesterday.

“I came in I knew I will win, I was confident.”

Team-mate Angeline Rekha won gold in the U14 girls’ long jump with a leap of 4.30m.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj



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