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Three times a lady

Manoj Kumar
Friday, May 17, 2013

SHE'S a complete athlete, golden girl of the Coca-Cola Games.

Miriama Senokonoko is a cut above the rest.

The Adi Cakobau School Form Seven student broke the Games triple jump record three times yesterday.

Xavier College Ba's Seresini Vesoka was the first to erase now Fiji netball rep Raijeli Daveua's 2010 record of 10.80 metres with a leap of 11.40 metres. From there on, it was all Senokonoko. She leaped 11.81m, 11.91m before settling for a new mark of 12.03 metres to win gold, her tenth in three years.

That gave ACS a three-gold lead in the girls' competition.

Marist and Queen Victoria School were tied with four gold medals but the Flagstaff boys lead with six silvers.

The national rep won gold in the 400 metres and 4x400 metres from 2009 to 2011 and took three gold last year in the same events and triple jump.

"I would love to finish with another three gold medals," said the Nakorosule girl from Naitasiri.

Vesoka took bronze while Meredani Tokai of AD Patel Memorial School settled for bronze with a distance of 10.56 metres.

Last night, she scooped her 11th gold medal after winning the senior girls 400m event.

Today, she will be going for her 12th in the 4x400m relay


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