22nd May 08:30 PM
Jasper now leads the girl's division while RKS and MBHS are in a draw leading the boy's division
By Vijay Narayan, Semi Turaga and Naveel Krishant
Friday 20/04/2018
Tuliana Tinai of Jasper Williams High School in the Intermediate GIrls High Jump

Jasper Williams High School is leading the girl's division while Ratu Kadavulevu School leads the boy's division of the Legend FM and FM96 Coca-Cola Games medal tally this hour.

Jasper is leading the girl's division with 5 gold, 3 silver and 1  bronze, ACS is in second place with 4 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze while Suva Grammar School is in third place with 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.

RKS is leading with 5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze, Marist is in second place with 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze, Niusawa Methodist is third with 3 gold, QVS is next with 2 gold and 3 silver medals.

Defending champion, Natabua is in fifth place with 1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals.

8 gold medals each are at stake in the boys and girls divisions of the Coca-Cola Games within this hour.

Looking at the 100 metres finals :

Shane Tuvusa of Natabua has the fastest time in the Senior Boys 100 metres heats with a time of 11.04 seconds. The next best time going into the final today was recorded by Tony Lemeki of Marist with a time of 11.05 seconds. Jim Colasau of QVS and Alfred Turner of RKS have also qualified for the 100 metres finals today.

Banuve Tabakaucoro’s record which was set in 2011, stands at 10.43 seconds.

In the Senior Girls 100 metres, Makereta Naulu of ACS is the favourite as she recorded the fastest time of 12.59 seconds. Jasper’s Atelaite Buna recorded the second fastest time in the heat with a time of 12.94 seconds.

The current record of 12.16 seconds in the Senior Girls 100 metres is held by Younis Bese of Gospel and Makelesi Tumalevu of Grammar.

Nemani Medreilagi of Natabua recorded the fastest time of 10.88 seconds in the Intermediate Boys 100 metres heats.

Suva Grammar School’s Kolinio Radrudru who has just returned from the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast clocked a time of 11.01 seconds. Joseva Tabakaucoro of Marist will not run in the 100 metres final as he injured.

Heleina Young of Saint Joseph’s Secondary School is the favourite to win gold in the Intermediate Girls 100 metres after clocking the fastest time in the heats. Heleina’s time is 12.07 seconds. Heleina is aiming to be the first female athlete in the Coke Games to run below 12 seconds in the 100 metres.

The next best times were recorded by Salote Baravilala and Jessie Vakaloloma. Their times are 12.53 and 12.64 seconds respectively.

The 100 metres finals will start at 5.40pm today.

In the 400 metres final:

Kameli Sauduadua of RKS will be one of the favourites for the Senior Boys title after he clocked the fastest time in the heats with 49.14 seconds. Dudley High School’s Melchizedek Katafono had the seconded fastest time with 49.72 seconds while Samuela Draunibaka of Holy Cross College recorded the third fastest time with 51.28 seconds.

In the Senior Girls 400 metres final Elenani Tinai of ACS had a time of 59.58 seconds which is the fastest in the heats, Akanisi Sokoiwasa of Jasper recorded the second fastest time with 59.95.

In the Intermediate Boys, Lepani Bativucu of Ratu Luke Memorial School will be one of the favourites for the title as he clocked the fastest time with 50.04 seconds. He will face competition from Joeli Ravulo of RKS who had a time of 50.91 seconds while Nikola Raiqeu of St John’s College had the third best time of 51.02 seconds.

The 400 metres finals have just started.

You can catch the live commentaries of the 400 metres finals now on our sister station Viti FM on 92.2FM and on our website, fijivillage.com.

There has been a major upset in the Intermediate Girls High Jump of the 2018 Coca Cola Games as Shawntell Lockington from Xavier College had to settle for silver.

Tuliana Tinai of Jasper won the gold medal with a jump of 1.55 metres.

Tinai says it feels good to beat one of the best in Fiji.

Maria Prasad of Saint John’s College takes home the bronze.

Niusawa Methodist School all the way from Taveuni won their third gold medal in this year’s Coke Games earlier this afternoon.

Jone Tikoisuva of Niusawa Methodist won gold in the Junior Boys Javelin with a throw of 53.85 metres.

Maximus Lestro of Lelean Memorial settled for silver while Petero Naicola of RKS got bronze.

Darcy Cammick of Niusawa also took gold in the Intermediate Boys Javelin earlier today.

Lusibaea Chris of QVS took the silver while Joela Tamani of John Wesley College takes home the bronze.

Ilisoni Naiteqe of Dilkusha High has won gold in the Intermediate Boys High Jump. Naiteqe says they had to use Grammar’s facilities to prepare for the games.

The silver medal has gone to Caleb Wivou of Natabua and bronze went to Kolaia Ivi of RKS.

Katarina Maivilase of Napuka Secondary School from Savusavu has become the first athlete to break a record at the Coca-Cola Games this year.

She set a new record of 37.10 metres in the Intermediate Girls Discus to win gold. She broke Koro High School’s Ana Baleira’s record which stood at 35.12 metres since 2015. Seinimili Cagilaba of ACS got silver while Tarairi Erasito of Saint Joseph’s Secondary School settled for bronze.

Maivilase says she would wake up early every morning to train and has dedicated the win to all the students of Napuka Secondary School.

Asinate Kasowaqa of ACS won her second gold medal in the Senior Girls Triple Jump this morning, Alesi Bulisala of ACS got silver while Ema Navukala of Jasper Williams High School settled for bronze.

Kasowaqa says ACS was her dream school and that is why she continues to work hard to win gold.

Petero Tuma of Marist is taking home the gold in the Sub Junior Boys Shot Put after a throw of 12.91 metres. Seremaia Matai of Cuvu College won the silver medal while Nalani May of Marist takes home the bronze medal.

Looking at the 200 metres :

Nemani Medreilagi of Natabua High School will be the favourite for the Boys Intermediate 200 metres final as he clocked the fastest time of 22.31 seconds in the heats. 

He will get competition from Mesake Colasau of QVS and Kolinio Radrudru of Suva Grammar who clocked 22.66 seconds and 22.71 seconds respectively.

Meanwhile, Joseva Tabakaucoro of Marist finished last in his heat after he pulled out mid-way in his heat due to an injury.

Heleina Young of Saint Joseph’s Secondary School has clocked the fastest time in the Intermediate girls 200 metres heats with a time of 24.98 seconds while Serenia Raqatu of ACS has also qualified for the 200m final.

 

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