Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:41 AM on Saturday 23 August

/ Front page / Sport

Tabakaucoro chases dream

Arin Kumar
Thursday, February 27, 2014

THE fastest man in the Pacific is closer to achieving his dream of running under 10 seconds in the 100m event.

Banuve Tabakaucoro trimmed his time from 10.32s to 10.02s over the weekend but he said it was calculated using the hand timer.

He said he would be able to slash a few more seconds off that time in another few months' time so that he could be running the 100m in nine seconds.

"That has always been the play," the Digicel Fiji-brand ambassador said.

"Coach Bola Tafo'ou and I have been working well in the past few weeks and over the weekend, we ran some really good times.

"I think with more overseas exposure we will be able to drop those times even quicker."

However, Tabakaucoro has only two overseas competitions lined up for this year — the Australian Championships in Sydney next month and the Oceania Area Championships in Cook Islands in June.

He missed out on an opportunity to compete in the World Indoor Championship in Poland.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Sportsman of the Year was hosted to morning tea yesterday by Digicel Fiji to celebrate his win at the Fiji Sports Awards last week.

Digicel Fiji CEO Maurice McCarthy congratulated Tabakaucoro for winning the award.

This is the third year in a row that a Digicel brand ambassador has won the award. Iliesa Delana had won the award in the two previous years.


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. Dad's cry for justice
  2. Death unacceptable, say parties
  3. Death of suspect sparks inquiry
  4. Prince, Princess crowned
  5. Home for widows
  6. College marks another milestone
  7. Free check-ups
  8. LTA buys tools
  9. 3 hospitalised for burns
  10. $300m for flood mitigation

Top Stories this Week

  1. The murder which shocked the nation Tuesday (19 Aug)
  2. Dad's cry for justice Friday (22 Aug)
  3. Bag full of cash Monday (18 Aug)
  4. 12 go out Wednesday (20 Aug)
  5. Why the GCC Monday (18 Aug)
  6. Inquiry into video Wednesday (20 Aug)
  7. State audit Tuesday (19 Aug)
  8. Chaudhry files 42 nominations for election Tuesday (19 Aug)
  9. Robbery suspect dies in hospital Thursday (21 Aug)
  10. Love, a new revelation Thursday (21 Aug)