FIJI sprint coach Bola Ta'afou believes Banuve Tabakaucoro needs a lot of international exposure to further improve his young colourful athletic career.
Tabakaucoro was crownd the new Pacific fastest man winning the men's 100 meters final in a time of 10.52 seconds.
And Ta'afou has set his eyes on guiding the young Bau bullet to qualify for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The teenager is one of the youngest athletes to win the the South Pacific blue ribon 100m final.
The Olympic qualifying time is 10.2s in the 100m and 20.6s in the 200m. Ta'afou said the youngster had the potential to qualify for the Olympic Games.
'I know everyone is happy for him, his family and the whole of Fiji will be happy for him. Now the plan is to go back and take a one month rest before we start our preparation for the Olympic Games,' he said.
'He will need to get past 10.2s in the 100m and 20.6 in the 200m to get to the Olympic Games. We need to go back and sort things out again, look at where we went wrong and improve from there,' Ta'afou said.
Tabakaucoro clocked an impressive 20.9s on electronic clock in the 200m during a training session in Suva last week. Ta'afou added he was potimistic the young sprinter had a bright future but needed the proper guidance. He said Tabakaucoro was one of the youngest runners to win the blue ribon event.
'I believe he needs alot of international exposure to help him. He is one of the youngest athletes to win the Pacific blue ribon event and I'm reeally happy with his brilliant performance,' Ta'afou added.