22 March, 2018, 12:00 am
Suva Grammar School athletes Grace Yavalaunavanua and Sailasa Baleiyaro Vonotabua were the best athletes of the 2018 Suva Zone Two athletics competition at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.
Yavalanavanua won a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay, and discus throw, and a silver medal in shot put in the senior girls competition.
“It was a great achievement. I was not expecting to be named the best female athlete and I am greatful to God for the support,” she said. “My coach Jone Delai inspired me to do welll.”
Vonotabua also won three gold medals triple jump, 400 metres and 4×400. “I won three gold medals and I am thankful to everyone who supported me,” he said.
YOUNG Erika Fonmoa of St Joseph’s Secondary School broke the sub-junior girls high jump record at the Suva Zone Two competition at the ANZ Stadium. She set a record of 1.42 metres breaking Cema Loma of Gospel High School’s record of 1.35m.
“I broke the record which was set in 1992,” the 14-year-old said after her event. “I have been preparing from last year when I was in primary school and my coaches pushed me to achieve my full potential.”
Tabakaucoro on fire
JOSEFA Tabakaucoro was on fire in the intermediate boys event at the 2018 Suva Zone Two athletics competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.
He finished first with a time of 10.72s in the 100m and he recorded a time of 21.44 seconds in the 200m. He also helped the team to win the 4x100m relay.
“It was a good outing for me,” he said. “There were some setback since I had a cold and had some strains, but I managed to beat other competitors.