Fiji Time: 11:28 AM on Sunday 24 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ 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.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61690.5979
JPY 56.853253.8532
GBP 0.36700.3590
EUR 0.41880.4068
NZD 0.69110.6581
AUD 0.63360.6086
USD 0.50190.4849

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Singh is Sugar Queen
  2. Time to act
  3. Man, 25, drowns
  4. NZ workers put smiles on students' faces
  5. Fiji's secret weapon
  6. No illegal flag reports
  7. Indispensable ambition
  8. Path of mud and dust
  9. Urgent measures taken, says Akbar
  10. Uto ni Yalo open day

Top Stories this Week

  1. A sad graduation for Waqatakirewa Saturday (23 Sep)
  2. The fee to kill Tuesday (19 Sep)
  3. $16k dream holiday Monday (18 Sep)
  4. Mysteries of the floating island Wednesday (20 Sep)
  5. Head teacher in court for sexual assault Monday (18 Sep)
  6. Pay rise deal Wednesday (20 Sep)
  7. Man freed from prison Tuesday (19 Sep)
  8. Resort's legacy Thursday (21 Sep)
  9. Murder suspects further remanded Monday (18 Sep)
  10. Planned water disruption advisory for Suva Wednesday (20 Sep)