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Radradra Snatches Qvs Blue Ribbon

Netani Radradra was excit­ed when he won the senior boys 100 metres final dur­ing the Queen Victoria School in­ter-house competition at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday.
12 May 2022 14:09
Radradra Snatches Qvs Blue Ribbon
Netani Radradra

Netani Radradra was excit­ed when he won the senior boys 100 metres final dur­ing the Queen Victoria School in­ter-house competition at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday.

The Somosomo Taveuni native is Flying Fijians centre Semi Radradra’s younger brother.

At 18, the Tovata House flyer is the hot favorite for the Cokes blue ribbon to be taken down to Vulin­itu.

Radradra confidently told SUN­sports after his run that he still could do better.

His time was not released by of­ficials.

“It has been a while and it’s good to be back on the tracks,” he said.

“The Coke Games was cancelled for two years, return­ing to school and preparing for the competition has been tough.

“I’m excited and happy that the Coke Games is back and I’m looking forward to my first inter zone.

“I’ve only watched it on television but now I have a chance to actually feel the Cokes atmosphere.

“I did not train during COVID it was just touch rugby and fun games.

“Preparing for the inter-house was not that well but I had to put in the effort and commitment.

“My family has been my back­bone without their support I wouldn’t been here.

“I need to train hard and be more focused in my preparation.

“My performance at the inter-house is a lot better.

Maleli Nauvasi of Queen Victoria School cleared the bar at 1.85metres during the inter-boys high jump finals at the ANZ Stadium on May 11, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Maleli Nauvasi of Queen Victoria School cleared the bar at 1.85metres during the inter-boys high jump finals at the ANZ Stadium on May 11, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

“I feel stronger and fitter which is a positive sign.

Radradra added that he needs to work on his start ahead of the Tai­levu Zone meet.

“I have to work hard on my start and make sure I master it,” he said.

“This all comes down to my con­centration and focus level.

“Really struggled with that dur­ing the inter-house, starting caused the holdup of the Blue rib­bon.

“This will only get better if I practice more at training and stay focused.

Meanwhile Bau House were crowned the 2022 inter-house champions with 14 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze.

Defending champions Verata in second place with 13 gold, 12 silver and 15 bronze.

Rewa House at third place with 13 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze med­als while Tovata came in at fourth place with nine gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze.

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