Powell braces for tough competition

Aaron Powell (left) wins the men's 100 metres event at the ANZ Stadium on Tuesday evening. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

Aaron Powell (left) wins the men's 100 metres event at the ANZ Stadium on Tuesday evening. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

SPRINTER Aaron Powell said it would be a challenge for him to compete against the world’s best runners in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

“I am working on areas where I need to improve on before the games. I have been working on those areas in Australia, but it is a continuous process in the lead-up to the games,” Powell said.

“One area that I need to work on is the start.

“It is a very important area in the 100 metres race as the start of the race is vital.”

He ran in the Pre-Easter Twilight meet at the ANZ Stadium on Tuesday.

He clocked a time of 11.26 seconds while Samuela Railoa came second after he finished the race in 11.40s.

Meanwhile, Aborosio Sovatabua settled for a third position with a time of 11.68s.

“We were part of the heavy training in Australia so I could not do what I wanted through I came first,” he said.

“My timing was not good since we came tired from our trip in Australia.”

Team Fiji departs for Gold Coast, Australia today.

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