Fiji Time: 4:57 AM on Sunday 31 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Banuve, Turner win top awards

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, February 22, 2014

PACIFIC sprint king Ratu Banuve Tabakaucoro won his first Sportsman of the Year award at the 2013 Fiji Sports Awards at the Vodafone Arena last night.

He was recognised for his achievement at the Pacific Mini Games last year where he broke the 100 and 200 metres records.

‘Iron Lady' Senimili Turner won her second Sportswoman of the Year award.

The 60-year-old lately won gold medal in the Oceania Championship. She has won other events including the Commonwealth Games.

Guest speaker and Vodafone Fiji Bati Petero Civoniceva shared how he was inspired to become a rugby league legend.

He said he looked up to former Canberra Raiders tough man Ruben Wiki.

"As a child I used to sit with my family and watch on TV these two teams playing (in the State of Origin)," he said.

"I told myself that one day I will be playing there."

Civoniceva also revealed his plans of starting a Petero Civoniceva Foundation to help the local needy kids achieve their dream on and off the field.

He also thanked the athletes for their commitment and dedication.

Petero was accompanied by his father and namesake at the awards.

Other winners

Technical Official of the Year: Trisa Cheer (Swimming); Volunteer of the Year: Mikaele Mudreilagi (Rugby); Coach of the Year: Joe Vueti (Weightlifting); Administrator of the Year: Filimoni Vuli Waqa (Athletics); Team of the Year: Fiji National Mens Hockey team; Photographer of the Year: Ivamere Rokovesa (The Fiji Times); Organisation of the Year: Weightlifting Fiji; Young Female Athlete of the Year: Ulina Sagone (Weightlifting); Young Male Athlete of the Year: Menash Fareed (Chess); Prime Minister's Special Award: Chess; Sportswoman of the Year: Senimili Turner (Powerlifting); Sportsman of the Year: Ratu Banuve Tabakaucoro (Athletics)








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 0.64150.6225
JPY 51.982948.9829
GBP 0.36900.3610
EUR 0.44000.4280
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65310.6281
USD 0.48960.4726

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Father sent to jail
  2. Warning against hate posts
  3. Tiko warns 'lazy' tutors
  4. We are slaves, PM told
  5. 36pc for him
  6. NFP issues challenge
  7. Deans rugby: Suva Grammar secures semi-final spot
  8. PM draws TV trial period
  9. State defends cane payment
  10. Day off for players

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  2. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  3. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  7. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)
  8. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  9. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases Tuesday (26 Jul)
  10. Chilling out in Chile Thursday (28 Jul)