Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:09 AM on Thursday 31 July

/ Front page / Sport

Final athletics trials

Arin Kumar
Friday, February 07, 2014

COACH Rafaele Tunaulu expects the best performance from his training squad during the Athletics Fiji-organised final time trials at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow.

The squad is preparing for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China, that will be held later this year.

He said the trials would confirm which athletes would compete at the YOG Oceania Qualification tournament in Sydney, Australia, in March.

"My message to the athletes is to clock the standard qualifying time if you want a spot in the team to the Oceania qualifiers," he said.

"Because your pathway to the YOG will only be guaranteed at the qualifiers."

YOG chef de mission Carl Probert said he wanted as many athletes as possible to qualify for the Oceania qualifiers.

"The more athletes we have meeting the standard qualifying time, the more chances we have of getting a male and a female qualifying for the YOG."

As of last weekend, only one athlete - Albert Miller Jr - has met the qualifying standards.

Tunaulu said they expect more to meet the mark at the final time trials tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Yat Sen Secondary School student Kayla Yee is in doubt to meet the qualifying standard time.

She suffered an injury last month and Tunaulu said she is still in the recovery phase.

"We are waiting on the doctors to confirm her state but she is still recovering."

Competition starts at 9am at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Iliesa Delana explains
  2. Help pours in
  3. Love from within
  4. Plea to save school
  5. Parents thank lucky stars
  6. Gaskell on trial for the murder of his Fijian wife
  7. Focus remains on education
  8. Call for intervention
  9. No water, no school
  10. Roadworks

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ Sunday (27 Jul)
  2. Illegal Fijians in Tonga Friday (25 Jul)
  3. Hero's tale Tuesday (29 Jul)
  4. 10 degrees lowest yet Monday (28 Jul)
  5. Warning for teachers Thursday (24 Jul)
  6. New United formation Monday (28 Jul)
  7. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation Thursday (24 Jul)
  8. Tafunai confident Friday (25 Jul)
  9. Sevens schedule revealed Thursday (24 Jul)
  10. Misleading phone deals Monday (28 Jul)