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Banuve fights for qualification in Australia meet

Emoni Narawa
Friday, April 04, 2014

PACIFIC sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro is fighting for a spot in the Athletics Fiji team to the Commonwealth Games in Scotland later this year.

However, the Bau Bullet would need to meet the qualifying time at the 92nd Australian Athletics Championships in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend.

Despite facing financial difficulties, Tabakaucoro received assistance from his sponsor, Digicel Fiji.

And the fastest man in the Pacific managed to add on with his own savings and paid for his own way to be part of this high profile championships.

"I'm in top shape and I can't wait to run against some of the best in the region at the Australian champs," said Tabakaucoro in a statement.

"It's a high profile competition where Australian athletes will be fighting to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland later this year."

Tabakaucoro will take part in the 100metres and 200m.

He starts his quest for Commonwealth qualification when he runs in the heats of the 100m this afternoon.

"I'll be out to do my best and I'm hoping to clock some terrific times in Melbourne this weekend."

The Australian Athletics Champs are held at the Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne.

The four-day event started yesterday.

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