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Monetary Incentives To Boost Athletics

We’re grateful to Athletics Fiji for coming up with this initiative and funding this session which I know will be a good platform for these athletes to prove them­selves
06 Feb 2019 10:04
Monetary Incentives To Boost Athletics
No word from javelin thrower Leslie Copeland on whether he is going to take part at the Pacific Games in Samoa. Photo: Zimbio

Athletics Fiji will be host­ing the first Grand Prix round one and trial 2 for the 2019 Pacific Games at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on Friday and Sat­urday.

Athletics Fiji president Joe Rodan Snr told SUNsports yester­day that the Grand Prix would cre­ate a good opportunity for athletes to know their worth and prepare themselves for the Pacific Games.

“We’re hosting the first session of the grand prix this weekend and have urged athletes to participate as it is also the second trial for the Pacific Games,” Rodan Snr said

“And the exciting part of these grand prix sessions is that we’ve two more sessions in line where we’ll be financially awarding top three athletes in all the events con­tested for.

“This is also a great way to en­courage more athletes to partici­pate and be aware of their per­sonal performance in terms of making the A-qualifiers list for the Pacific Games.

“We’re grateful to Athletics Fiji for coming up with this initiative and funding this session which I know will be a good platform for these athletes to prove them­selves.”

PROGRAMME

DAY 1 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

6pm- 100m Open: Women/Men (GP), JavelinOpen: Women/ Men

6.15pm- 50m Boys/Girls U9/U10/11

6.30pm- 800m Open Women/ Men (GP), Long Jump Open Women/ Men (GP), High JumpOpen Wom­en (GP)

6.45pm-75m Boys/Girls U9/ U10/ U11

7pm- 100m Hurdles: Open Women

110m- Hurdles: Open Men

7.30pm- 5000m: Open Men/ Wom­en

Discus Throw- Open Women/ Men

8.00pm- 400mOpen Women/Men (GP)

8.30pm- 4 x 100m Relay Open: Women/Men

DAY 2 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

6pm-1500m: Open Women/Men (GP),

Hammer Throw Open, Women/Men

6.30pm- 200m: Open Women/ Men

Triple Jump Open Women/ Men

High Jump, Open Men (G)

7pm- 400m: Hurdles Open, Wom­en/ Men

Shot Put Open Women/Men (GP)

7.30pm- 3000m steeple chase Open Men,

8pm- 4 x 400m Relay Open Wom­en/Men

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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