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Ra dominates 1500m finals

Ra dominated the 1500m final winning five gold medals out of six on day one of the 2018 FMF Chow Games at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. In the girls division
17 Nov 2018 11:00
Ra dominates 1500m finals
Ra athletes with parents, Back (from left) Jioji Raqio, Esala Waikila, Maoni Vakasilimi and Iosefo Waqawai. Front; Eparama Koli, Ateca Rakavosa, Makereta Adi and Tevita Koli at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on November 16,2018. Photo: Anasilini Natoga

Ra dominated the 1500m final winning five gold medals out of six on day one of the 2018 FMF Chow Games at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.

In the girls division Ra won two of the three finals seeing Adi Mak­ereta winning the Under-12 girls with a time of 5:20.60mins and Ateca Rakavosa won gold in the U13 grade with a time of 5:13.03.

Livinana Vurabere of Nadroga/Navosa won gold in the U14 girls with a time of 5:24.70mins edging out Mere Adisere of Ra in the last 10metres who settled for silver.

In the boys division Eparama Koli of Ra won the U12 grade with a time of 5:05.66mins, his elder brother Tevita Koli won the U13 grade with a time of 4:50.33mins and their teammate Iosefo Waqawai won the U14 grade with a time of 4:44.11mins.

Ra head coach Babitu Ledua believes team bonding is what kept them together and their main focus is to dominate the 1500m finals.

“Unfortunately we lost one medal but we got what we wanted and that is to dominate the 1500m finals.

“We were fortunate to have parents support which boosted the mo­rale of our athletes,” Ledua said.

“We worked on our stamina, strength and endurance, trained three times a day. They just love to run and their hard work and sacrifice has finally paid off.”

The competition ends today.

Edited by Osea Bola

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