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Jets turn into top guns

Arin Kumar
Monday, January 13, 2014

NATIONAL long-distance racing coach Maciu Koroitamana believes some athletes from the Jet Runners Club in Nadi stand a good chance of winning medals at the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

Three athletes from the club — Avikash Lal, Ravnil Kumar and Navneet Kumar — were placed first, second and third respectively in their events at the Athletic Fiji-organised competition on Saturday.

Lal has been winning races organised by the Jet Runners Club for the past two years in Nadi.

Koroitamana was present at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva on Saturday to witness the performance of the three athletes.

He said he was impressed by what he saw and would like to see them become regular competitors at national level.

Lal and Ravnil are aged 18 while Navneet is 23-years old.

"Special mention to the athletes from the Jet Runners Club who came all the way from Nadi to compete in Suva," Koroitamana said.

"I can see that they are doing well but definitely, it was a big difference for them to run on grass in Nadi and then run on the tracks in Suva.

"But they can improve a lot if they train and compete regularly on the tracks.

"They have the potential to win medals at the upcoming Pacific Games and with more competition, they can."








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