Lomary Teen Wins Second Gold Medal

Makereta Adi, 15, of Lomary Secondary School yesterday pushed further their medal tally in the Suva Zone Two athletics competition by winning her second gold in the 3000 metres girls’ open track event. On Tuesday she won the 1500m. In both races she ran barefoot.
05 Mar 2021 11:59
Lomary Teen Wins Second Gold Medal
DISTANCE CHAMP… Makereta Adi celebrates after winning gold for Lomary Secondary School in the girls’ 3000 metres open track event at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on March 4, 2021

 Fifteen-year old Lomary Secondary School athlete, Makereta Adi is set to burn the tracks at the Coca-Cola Games, which is from April 22-24.

This was after she won her second gold medal at the Suva Zone Two competition at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, yesterday.

The Mataso, Nakorotubu, Ra lass won the open girl’s 3000 metres and on Tuesday, she won her first gold medal in the junior girls’ 1500m.

Speaking to SUNsports, Adi believes she is a step closer to achieving her dreams.

“I’ve achieved my first goal to win in the zone and that’s history now,” she said.

“It’s hard to run barefoot on the tracks. There were a lot of factors in that but some great runners have done it and I’m no different.”

Adi said she had to be mentally strong by pulling away to win.

“I’ll go back and work on my running style and improve on my technique. I’ll have to double my effort in training,” she said.

Adi added after the cancellation of last year’s games the hunger to win kept building within her.

“Now I’ll shift my focus to the Coke Games where I’ll rub shoulders with all the champion runners around Fiji,” she said.

She said it’s hard to be away from home since her parents are separated, but she had to soak it all and give her best performance.



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