Prasad wins gold

ANUSHIL Prasad of Baulevu High School won the 3000metres boys open grade in the Triple N Zone at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

The 17-year-old said his hard work had finally paid off after winning his first medal.

“I was more interested in soccer than athletics but through my coach and trainer they motivated me to try it and I did it and I owe this to them,” he said.

“Training is hard when you have to balance study and soccer and with all the training I do, I reach home at 9pm but I never forget to always study after that.

“My daily training is running from my school to Nausori Town every day with my coach following me.”

Prasad said he thought he was going to come in second after a tough tussle against his Lomaivuna opponent, but he never gave up in the race to the finish line.

He now aims for his second gold in the 1500m today.

Final results: 3000meters boys open grade

1: Baulevu High School- Anushil Prasad- 10:09:51

2: Lomaivuna High School- Waqaliva Raiova- 10:16:16

3: Wainimala Secondary School- Ratu Lepani Rokodudu- 10:40:35