SPORTS

Unexpected Win For Tokikivunuku

Winning the blue ribbon at the Suva Zone 2 was unexpected for Suva Grammar School’s Elijah Qiqibukawaqa Tokikivunuku.
16 Jun 2022 12:17
Unexpected Win For Tokikivunuku
Elijah Tokikivunuku (right) of Suva Grammar celebrate his Suva Zone 2 senior-boys 100meters final win at ANZ Stadium, Suva, on June 15, 2022. he clocked a time of 10.68s. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Winning the blue ribbon at the Suva Zone 2 was unexpected for Suva Grammar School’s Elijah Qiqibukawaqa Tokikivunuku.

The Year 12 student usually compete in the 400m.

He was not the favourite at the SGS interhouse, where he was a guest runner.

Maria Nakabea of DAV College during senior girls shot-put event during the Suva Zone 2 at ANZ Stadium on June 15, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Maria Nakabea of DAV College during senior girls shot-put event during the Suva Zone 2 at ANZ Stadium on June 15, 2022.
Photo: Ronald Kumar

Tokikivunuku clocked 10.68s while fellow Gram­marian Tevita Mocekinasau clocked 11.09s and Xa­vier Lee of Marist Brothers High School was third with a time of 11.22s.

The Vatoa, Lau native who shares maternal links to Ra hopes for the best at the Fiji Finals on Auguest 18-20.

“I last participated in the Coca-Cola Games in sub junior when I attended Davuilevu Methodist,” he said.

“It is my first time to try out the 100m and Only God knows. I did not expect to win.

“Even if I am placed third in the Coca-cola Games it would be something big,” Tokikivunuku added.

Meanwhile the senior girls 100m was won by Saint Joseph Secondary School’s Tokasa Gukirewa who clocked a time of 12.51s, second was Sereana Seeto of SJSS with a time of 12.74s while SGS’s Adi Nanise Cakau was third at 13.83 seconds.

The times were recorded manually.

Grammar dominates

Suva Grammar School won both the girls and boys division with a total of 58 golds.

Suva Grammar School inter-boys Suva Zone 2 100meters final runners at ANZ Stadium on June 15, 2022. From left: Amani Puamau, Simon Wilson and Eparama Dremoka. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Suva Grammar School inter-boys Suva Zone 2 100meters final runners at ANZ Stadium on June 15, 2022. From left: Amani Puamau, Simon Wilson and Eparama Dremoka. Photo: Ronald Kumar

In the boys division; SGS won 28 gold, 24 silvers and 15 bronze, Marist Brothers High School was second with 23 gold, 22 silvers, 27 bronze, Yat Sen Secondary School was third with one gold.

Jone Draiva of Marist Brothers High School during the Suva Zone 2 junior-boys high jump final at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on June 15, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Jone Draiva of Marist Brothers High School during the Suva Zone 2 junior-boys high jump final at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on June 15, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

In the girls division, SGS led with 26 gold, 23 silvers and 24 bronze, St Joseph Secondary School was sec­ond with 22 gold, 23 silvers and 10 bronze while Ratu Latianara College was third with one gold, four sil­vers and 7 bronze.

Records

13 record were broken in the Suva Zone Two meet.They are;

  • Sub junior girls 1500m by Suva Grammar School’s Adi Akisi Sauvana who clocked 5:34.89
  • Junior girls 1500m – Suva Grammar School’s Fane Fifitta – 6.51
  • Intermediate girls 1500m, Suva Grammar School’s Morea Kalou – 6.12.
  • Senior girls 1500m, St Joseph Secondary School’s Adi Ama Masau – 5.42
  • Sub Junior girls 100m, SJSS’s Leilah Sanday, 12.44s
  • Intermediate girls 100m, SGS’s Chloe David, 11.25s
  • Sub Junior girls 400m, DAV Girls’ Ulamila Vaka­bua, 1.01.13
  • Sub Junior Boys 400m, Nabua Secondary School’s Noa Batikara, 11.07s
  • Junior Girls 220m, SGS’s Claudy David, 24.87s
  • Intermediate Boys 200m, SGS’s Semesa Cagini­valu, 19.91s
  • Sub Junior Girls Discus throw, SGS’s Mary-Jane Peters, 26.97 metres.
  • Sub junior girl’s shot-put, SJSS’s Marianne Mac­edru, 11.59 metres.

 

Feedback: sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj



Fijisun Ad Space


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper