20th August 01:45 AM
Suva currently leads day 2 of Fiji Games medal tally
By Apenisa Waqairodovu and Lena Reece
Saturday 09/09/2017
Suva dominates amateur boxing at Fiji Games

Suva is currently leading the Fiji Games medal tally with 30 gold, 20 silver and 11 bronze as Day 2 of the competition continues.

Levuka is in second place with 10 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze, while Taveuni is third place with 2 golds and 1 silver.

Aaron Powell is on track to win the Fiji Games 100m Mens event after winning his heat with a time of 10.84 seconds.

Powell who is representing Suva will be going up against Vilisoni Rarasea who ran a time of 10.93 seconds to win Heat 2 of the Open Mens event.

Meanwhile Makereta Naulu clocked the fastest time in the Open Womens 100m Heat 1 with the time of 12.53 seconds.

Naulu who represented Suva edged Elenoa Sailosi who ran the time of 12.59 seconds.

In the 400m Heats, Suva's Elenani Tinai won the Open Women Heat 1 with the time of 59.19 seconds.

The Open Men 400m Heat 1 sees Samuela Railoa of Nadi finishing first with the time of 49.05s while Sailosi Tubuilagi of Suva won Heat 2 with the time of 50.37 seconds.

The finals of the 100m will be held at 2pm while the 400m finals will be held at 2.20pm

The Fiji Games is currently being held at the ANZ Stadium.

Meanwhile, Suva also dominated the Fiji Games amateur boxing finals at Raiwai hall boosting Suva’s overall medal tally by 11 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze.

With 19 Suva boxers qualifying for the finals, Districts like Naitasiri, Ovalau and Nadi were fighting an uphill battle in the overall medal tally for boxing.

Suva won majority of the weight classes including: Fly Weight, Middle Weight, Bantam Weight, Light Weight, Light Welter Weight, Welter Weight, Middle Weight, Light Heavy Weight, Heavy Weight and Super Heavy Weight.


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