HER winning wish after receiving her gold medal at the Fiji Finals was to show her dad that everything is possible with hard work.
Sainimili Dikaveni, of Ratu Luke Secondary School, was emotional thinking of her late father who passed away two years ago when interviewed by Times Sport. She won gold in the junior girls long jump.
Dikaveni successfully defended her gold medal won at last year's meet.
"My only wish was for my father to be here. He passed away after going through a surgery two years ago and I believe he proudly watched my achievement from heaven," Dikaveni said.
The Form Four student jumped 4.93metres. Saint Joseph Secondary School's Kelera Sing won silver with a jump of 4.91 while Viniana Sauvaki of Dudley High School settled for the bronze medal. Sauvaki jumped 4.69m.
Dikaveni attributed her victory to her coach Jale Turaga and Adriu Kubunameca for their coaching tips which helped her during the competition.
"It was not easy to come and defend the gold medal, I was hoping to win again but I believe it was the help of my two coaches that guided me despite the pressure from my other competitors," she added.