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Bid for gold

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BEING second best is not good enough for Waisake Raselala.

The Sila Central High School Form Seven student wants to win the senior boys 100m and 200m event at the Coca-Cola Games this year since it will be his last in high school.

Yesterday, the Nailaga, Ba lad scorched the wet and muddy tracks at Suva Grammar School to win the two events in the Triple N Zone athletics meet.

"I was in a bad position last year and I came second but this is my last year in high school and I will never get another opportunity to run in the Coca-Cola Games so I want to win it this year," the 20-year-old said.

"Athletes from Marist and Grammar would be my biggest threats in the two events but I am confident that I can make it," he said.

His time in the 100m event was 11.08s and the 200m time was 21.56s.

"That is not a bad time given the fact that we were running on wet and muddy grass tracks," Raselala said.

He later won the best athlete award for winning three gold medals.

His third was when he anchored his 4x100m team in the final event of the day.