SHE did not win gold but she did beat the fastest girl in Fiji.
Younis Bese settled for the silver medal in the womens 100m event at the Pacific Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna yesterday.
Running a time of 12.21s, the Gospel High School student beat fellow Fijian runner Elenoa Sailosi in the race.
Papua New Guinea's Toea Wisil won the race with a time of 11.68s, Lovelite Detenamo of Nauru was third with 12.22 and Sailosi came in fourth with a time of 12.29.
Timaima Qica was seventh in the race with a time of 12.92s.
Bese said she wasn't expecting a medal but pushed herself to her best.
"It was a surprise to me when I was told I was second," the 16-year-old said.
"I wasn't expecting to win a medal since this is my first international event but I pushed myself to the limits and I am really happy with the silver."
Sailosi was full of praise for the young runner saying she worked hard for the event.
"She has put a lot of effort in preparing for this race and I think she deserves the medal," the Adi Cakobau School student said.
She added they have the potential of running better times in the future.
"If only we had competition like this all the time because we only compete overseas once or twice in a year.
"The competition was really good and that's why we were all pushed to our limits so we would be better if we had regular regional competition."
The two would also run in the 200m event on Friday and Qica would join them for the 4x100m race on the same day.