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Koli brothers scoop gold

Physical, mental and spiritual preparation were key elements for the Mataso, Ra brothers Eparama and Tevita Koli yesterday. This was after they won gold medals in the 1500 metres in
17 Nov 2018 11:00
Koli brothers scoop gold
From left; Eparama Koli with dad Vesikula and Tevita at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on November 16,2018. Photo: Anasilini Natoga

Physical, mental and spiritual preparation were key elements for the Mataso, Ra brothers Eparama and Tevita Koli yesterday.

This was after they won gold medals in the 1500 metres in the Under -12 and U13 boys respectively at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

The Koli brothers were part of the five gold medallists from Ra who dominated the 1500m final which was the first event on day one of the 2018 FMF Chow Games.

Proud father Vesikula Koli said waking up 4am every day and training with his two sons have been paid off.

“I just want to thank God for my boys gold medal win today, this is the first time they ran here at the ANZ Stadium and the results did not disappoint me, I’m a proud father.

“Every morning we wake up at 4am and we start our training. I always run with my two boys and not only physical preparation but also we prepare spiritually.

“The boys fast and pray together as brothers.”

Elder brother Tevita 13, who has been winning gold in 1500m for the past two years has added his third into his cabinet while younger brother Eparama 11, won his first. Tevita ran a time of 4: 50.33mins and Eparama 5: 05.66 mins.

“I was expecting Tevita to win but Eparama surprised me and there are no words to describe my joy. God led the way for us from the start to the finishing line.”

Both their parents hail from Mataso in Ra,

Edited by Osea Bola

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