Coke Games: RKS gold medallist off to Gold Coast

Golden Heron ... RKS student Kameli Sauduadua will be running for Fiji at next week's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Picture: Lice Movono

Golden Heron ... RKS student Kameli Sauduadua will be running for Fiji at next week's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Picture: Lice Movono

Update: 1:06PM NINETEEN year old Ratu Kadavulevu School middle distance star Kameli Sauduadua is off to the Commonwealth Games this morning and the Tailevu Zone gold medallist survives on team work to get success.

Sauduadua who anchored the RKS senior boys 4x400m relay team left the country this morning en route to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast which begins April 4.

“I’ll be running in two events at the Commonwealth Games, the 400m and the 4x400m relay and my goal is to improve my time before I come back home,” the Naweni, Savusavu native said.

At the Tailevu Zone where he helped RKS bag 32 gold medals, Sauduadua ran the 800metres, 400metres and the relay.

“I’m pleased with how I performed today, especially to win the final event of the day for RKS,” he said.

“I run very well when I’m in a relay team because I get a lot of strength from the way my team mates perform.  Even if im nervous, when I see my team mates give their all to the race, it makes me brave.”

Sauduadua has qualified for the 400metres and the 4x400metres relay in the Coca Cola Games which will be held from April 20-22 at the ANZ Stadium.

“Last year’s 400m senior boys gold medallist Sailosi Tubailagi challenged me to bring back his gold to RKS and I’ll do that,” he said.

The RKS athlete’s personal best in the 400m is 48.1 seconds.