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Bulivorovoro Sets Higher Target

I decided to take up long jump when I qualified for the Lautoka zone after participating in the Natabua High School interhouse competition
28 Feb 2019 10:00
Bulivorovoro Sets Higher Target
Sireli Bulivorovoro

After setting a new record of 7.16 metres in long jump during the 2013 Coca-Cola Games, Sireli Bulivorovoro has not stopped going for gold med­als.

The 24-year-old is eyeing to win a spot in this year’s Pacific Games and is confident of producing that winning leap of 7.35m.

The Waitovu, Ovalau native said despite lack of proper training facilities it has not deterred him from trying.

“I decided to take up long jump when I qualified for the Lautoka zone after participating in the Natabua High School interhouse competition,” he said.

“That was in 2013 when I was in form seven. That same year I broke the record at the Coke Games.”

Bulivorovoro has been part of the national athletics squad and took part in several regional and international competitions.

“One of the greatest exposures I had was participating at the Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna, it was a great learning platform for me.

“I did not win anything but won a gold medal in 4×100 metres re­lay.”

He later won a silver medal in long jump during the Melanesian Games in 2016.

“My aim is to win a gold medal at the Oceania Games and my tar­get is 7.35m.”

Bulivorovoro said he’s grateful to coaches Bola Tafo’u and Albert Miller.

“They have helped me with my speed works and have provided tremendous support during train­ing,” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: rohit.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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