24th May 06:07 PM
16 gold medals up for grabs tonight in 100m and 400m finals
By Vijay Narayan and Naveel Krishant
Friday 21/04/2017

8 gold medals each are up for grabs on the tracks in the boys and girls divisions this evening when we have the 2017 Coca-Cola Games 400 metres and 100 metres finals.

The schools are using every tactic and strategy possible to get as many medals as possible at the end of day 2 of competition at the ANZ National Stadium.

The Natabua High School camp has revealed that Tyrone Chambers has not been to the stadium today and will only come to the venue for warm up before the Intermediate Boys 100 metres final this evening.

They say they want him focused for the final.

Earlier today, Chambers was pulled out of the Intermediate Boys 200 metres heats so that he can focus on the 100 metres final.

Chambers is up against Marist Brothers High School spinter, Joseva Tabakaucoro in the 100 metres Intermediate Boys final.

In the Senior Boys 100 metres final, Marist will have three athletes - Keasi Naidroka, Tony Lemeki and Samuela Tamanivalu.

They will be challenged by Natabua’s Shane Tuvusa and Lelean’s Netani Vakayali.

In the Senior Girls 100 metres, Jasper’s Alesi Finau and Adi Cakobau School’s Laisani Moceisawana will renew their rivalry from last year when they were in the Intermediate grade and Finau won the gold and Moceisawana had to settle for bronze.

Other athletes to watch out for are Suliana Vetanivula of Gospel High School and Gwen Raoba of Dawasamu High School.

The 100 metres finals will start at about 7 tonight.

Adi Cakobau School is leading the Girls Division 2017 Coca-Cola Games Legend FM medal tally with 4 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.

Jasper Williams High School is now in second place with 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze while Suva Grammar School is in third place with 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.

Ratu Kadavulevu School is still leading the boys division with 3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.

Defending champion Marist Brothers High School is in second place with 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze while Natabua High School is third with 2 gold and 1 bronze.

Jesse Stolz of Marist won gold in the Sub Junior Boys Shot Put event earlier this afternoon.

Epeli Vakaloloma of Basden College took the silver medal while Robin Billings of Savusavu Secondary will take home the bronze medal.

Iosefo Kamusu of Saint Bedes College has won the Senior Boys Long Jump, Sefanaia Volau of Ratu Navula Secondary finished in second place while Kitione Nasau of Natabua High ended in third place.

Looking at other results from today:

ACS athlete, Tokasa Waqanisauvaki has smashed the Sub Junior Girls Discus record with a throw of 29.39 metres.

From left: Phylippa Pickering, Tokasa Waqanisauvaki and Vani Sokomuri.

The previous record was 19.22 metres. Vani Sokomuri of Niusawa Methodist High took the silver medal while Phylippa Pickering of Saint Joseph’s Secondary finished in third place. 

Asinate Kasowaqa of ACS won the first gold medal for Day 2 in the Senior Girls Triple Jump.

Kasowaqa says they want to take the girl’s title back to Sawani this year.

Alesi Bulisala of ACS won the Intermediate Girls Long Jump.

Jasper’s Rosalia Raqato won the first gold medal for her school in this year’s games in the Senior Girls High Jump, Amelia Finau of Ballentine Memorial School won the silver medal while Paulini Rokomarama of ACS won the bronze medal.

From left: Paulini Rokomarama, Rosalia Raqato and Amelia Finau

Senimili Cagilaba of Vunisea Secondary School won gold in the Intermediate Girls Discus, Katarina Lilicama of Napuka Secondary settled for silver while Lydia Panapasa of Grammar took the bronze medal.

It was all Suva Grammar in the Intermediate Girls Shot Put event.

Lydia Panapasa won gold, Kinisimere Naivalu took silver while Maraia Siganisucu took the bronze.

Lydia Panapasa won gold, Kinisimere Naivalu took silver while Maraia Siganisucu took the bronze.

Josevata Rasoi of Natabua won gold and broke the Sub Junior Boys Long Jump record with a jump of 5.69 metres, the silver medal went to Waisele Inoke of Sigatoka Methodist High while Simon Behari of Marist settled for the bronze medal.

From left: Simon Behari, Josevata Rasoi of Natabua and Waisele Inoke.

Sekonaia Bulu of Marist broke the Junior Boys Shot Put record with a throw of 17.02 metres.

Bulu says he was determined from the beginning of the competition to win the Junior Boys Shot Put.

Sekonaia Bulu of Marist with the record breaking throw.

Ratu Kadavulevu School is looking very strong this year as Mosese Saqanavere won gold in the Intermediate Boys Javelin, Jone Elder of RKS won the silver medal and Eronimo Vakarewa of South Taveuni Secondary will take home the bronze medal.

The 800 metres heats are currently underway, the 400 metres finals will start at 6.30 tonight while the 100 metres will be held at about 7 tonight.

Stay with Fijivillage for the latest Coca-Cola Games results, medal tally updates and interviews. 

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