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Suva Zone Two: Mereoni Eyes Fourth Coke Gold

“I’ve won three gold medals already in the Coke Games and now I’m going after my fourth gold,” she said.
06 Mar 2021 11:15
Suva Zone Two: Mereoni Eyes Fourth Coke Gold
Nuku Secondary School athlete Mereoni Kutu at ANZ Stadium on March 5, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Nuku Secondary School in the province of Serua will be banking on Mereoni Kutu to win her fourth gold medal at the Coca-Cola Games.

The Naimasimasi, Serua, native won gold in the intermediate girls’ javelin event with a throw of 33.26m during the Suva Zone Two meet at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, yesterday.

Speaking to SUNsports the 17-year-old said the zone was only the beginning.

“I’ve won three gold medals already in the Coke Games and now I’m going after my fourth gold,” she said.

“I’m going to do it again with God by my side, nothing is impossible. On my last throw I set-up a plan that I’m going to work on and that is to beat my personal best.

“It has been hard last year with the pandemic but I got through it.”

Kutu added the zone competition has pumped up her preparation for Cokes.

“This zone has definitely paved the way for me in terms of preparation. I’ve to work on my shoulders and make it tough so to improve my throw,” she said.

“I’ve been training hard in the village. Sometimes the weather is not good so I have to rest for a few days.

“It’s good to get the win here but it is the first of many to come.”

Step closer

Meanwhile, Lomary Secondary School middle distance runner Emele Likuwaqa will be one of the gold medal prospects at the Coca-Cola Games.

She once again lit the tracks by winning the senior girls 800m final during the Suva Zone Two competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva,

“I have done it and I’m a step away from making my dream come true by participating and winning gold,” she said.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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