Saqasaqa: ‘Nothing Beats Hardwork’

“The Coke Games is a tough competition altogether and it’s designed for all champion runners from across Fiji,” he said.
11 Mar 2021 14:02
Saqasaqa: ‘Nothing Beats Hardwork’
From Left-Right: Onisimo Saqasaqa (Photo: Simione Haravanua) and William Cross High School junior girls’ 1500m final during the school’s interhouse competition at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on March 10, 2021(Photo: Ronald Kumar).

Running in the biggest athletics competition in the country has always been a dream for William Cross High School runner, Onisimo Saqasaqa.

Now the door is open for him to show his running abilities.

Saqasaqa was in top form during the school’s interhouse competition, winning the junior boys’ 400m finals at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

Speaking to SUNsports the Nabouwalu, Kadavu native said he would have to work hard to improve on his timing.

“The Coke Games is a tough competition altogether and it’s designed for all champion runners from across Fiji,” he said.

“Growing up, watching and hearing some of the stories really motivated me to participate this year. I had a chance last year and I was looking forward but the COVID-19 pandemic came so I had wait for this year.

“Now, it’s a month away and I need to do well in the Suva Zone One before I can run in the Coke Games.”

Saqasaqa said, it’s not easy in the zone but he has to work hard.

“I’ve to work twice as hard in training. The zone meet will be a tough one but I’m anticipating a good run that should lay the platform for the Coke Games.

“I will try my best and see how it goes.”

Kalabu on field events 

Meanwhile, Kalabu Secondary School head of physical education Mere Seru said they would need to concentrate on the field events.

“We’ve medal prospects in the field events from our sub-juniors right up to the seniors,” she said.

“Our coaching staff have identified these areas as our strength heading into the zone meet. We’ve to train our athletes the proper techniques and posture in different events.

“The athletes need to compete more on Saturdays during the Fiji Athletics meet so they gain some exposure.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua



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