HE did it once again. Banuve Tabakucoro broke another record and this time it was the men's 200m event at the Pacific Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna.
Running at the Kafika Stadium in Hahake, the Bau bullet clocked a time of 21.13s, which is five-hundredths of a second faster than his previous Pacific record set in Noumea, New Caledonia in 2011.
Papua New Guinea sprinter Joe Matmat finished second in a time of 22 seconds flat and Rodman Teltull of Palau settled for bronze with 22.07s.
The Digicel brand ambassador said it was an amazing feeling to break his own record.
"I was expecting a much faster time but the heat here is too much so this is the best I could do," the 21-year-old said
Athletics Fiji coach Gabrielli Qoro commended the former Marist Brothers High School student for his efforts.
"He has done really well and broken two records and this is a good result for athletics as well," he said.
Qoro added Tabakaucoro was a role model for the young athletes they had taken to the Mini Games.
"Around 90 per cent of these athletes are competing overseas for the first time and for them to see what Banuve is doing would inspire them to do the same.
"His commitment and dedication is something that our athletes can learn from."
Banuve had promised to win three gold medals at the event and that is exactly what he did.
After being disqualified in the 4x100m event, Tabakaucoro was the third runner in the 4x400m and he helped win that event too in a time of 3 mintues 15.38 seconds.
Athletics concluded at the PMG yesterday and some athletes and officials will return to Fiji this Saturday while some will return on Monday.