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Gold For Grammar: Singh

The former Levuka Public School student clocked 3 min­utes beating some of the elite athletes during the Suva Gram­mar School interhouse athletics competition.
10 Feb 2019 13:17
Gold For Grammar: Singh
Suva Grammar School athlete, Priyanka Singh pray after winning their inter-house 800meters senior-girls final at ANZ Stadium on 9, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar.Priyanka Singh

It was an overwhelming mo­ment for 18-year-old Priyan­ka Singh after winning gold in the senior girls 800metres event at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

The former Levuka Public School student clocked 3 min­utes beating some of the elite athletes during the Suva Gram­mar School interhouse athletics competition.

Speaking to SUNsports yester­day, Singh who had won silver in the Coca-Cola Games last year is confident to win gold this year.

“I am really happy for the win today and hoping to improve my time in the upcoming zone and the Coca-Cola Games,” she said

“Last year I won silver in the intermediate girl’s 800 metres event during the Coca- Cola Games and this year I am going for gold.

“Last year I attended Levuka Public where I was identified for my performance and now repre­senting Suva Grammar and I am hopeful of doing my best.”

Suva Grammar School prin­cipal Segran Pillay was happy with the turnout.

“We encouraged maximum participation at the interhouse meet today and close to 400 plus athletes participated,” Pillay said.

“However, some of the students couldn’t compete for religious reason and will be able to attend our second trials in week 6.

“We are happy to have the in­terhouse conducted at a much earlier date so it will give ample time for the athletes to prepare for the upcoming zonal meet.

“Previously, we have been fin­ishing off in the top five posi­tions in the Coca-Cola Games and there is no pressure on us but we hope to do our best.

“I would like to thank our stakeholders, Parents and Teachers Association for their never ending support in organis­ing and making this interhouse possible.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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