Update: 10:12AM FIJIS Iliesa Delana has created history after winning Pacifics first ever gold medal at the Paralympic Games in London this morning.
27-year-old Nadrala, Sigatoka native recorded a personal best height of 1.74 metres,
which is also the new regional record, to win the F42 high jump event.
Delana finished on the same height as Indias
Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda and Polands Lukasz Mamczarz but won gold by
taking less jumps.
When Times Sports called Team Fiji Chef de
Mission Sainiana Tukana for comments, Delana was undergoing a random drug test.
Its South Pacific biggest achievement at
the Games and we are proud of Delanas achievement, Tukana said.
He started with 1.65m and continued gearing
the height until 1.74m.