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Clash of titans

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, April 26, 2014

THEY are two different people on one mission.

Vilisoni Rarasea and Sisilia Seavula have crossed a hurdle with another to go today in the 2014 Coca-Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Rarasea and Seavula won the senior boys and girls 100 metres race last night and have their eyes fixed on claiming the 200m title today.

Marist Brothers High School athlete Rarasea clocked 10.90 seconds to pip Manueli Tagaraki in the pulsating blue ribbon event.

Tagaraki, of Valebasoga Secondary School from Labasa, finished second on 10.91s.

Richard Niulevu, of Yasayasa Moala College, managed silver medal in 11.17s.

In the girls division, Seavula of St Joseph's Secondary overcame arch-rival Adi Cakobau's Elenoa Sailosi to win the gold medal with a time of 12.43s.

Sailosi, who is the twin sister of Rarasea, clocked 12.51s while Jasper Williams' Miriama Naiobasali settled for silver with a time of 12.71s.

Rarasea, who participated in the 4x400m relay in the past Fiji Finals, dedicated his win to late coach Vuniani Sovau, who passed away last week.

"I was confident from the start. This is my last year so I wanted to finish on a high. I'm thankful to everyone who helped me achieve this goal," the second-year vocational student at MBHS said.

"I'm looking forward to the 200m now and expecting a tough tussle from one of my arch-rival Kemueli Waqa."

Seavula dedicated the win to the Almighty, adding it was a perfect finish in her final year of school.

"I couldn't believe that I can win this. People were telling me to work hard and fight until the end.

"I looked down on myself after the (poor form) at the Easter Games but I got myself together and fought until the end.

"For the 200m, I will do my best and believe in myself and leave the rest to the Lord, without Him nothing is possible."

Rarasea and Seavula thanked their mothers for their support.

In the intermediate boys, Apolosi Ratumudu of MBHS won gold medal with a time 10.95s while Younis Bese of Gospel High set a record of 12.01s to win the intermediate girls 100m event.

Meanwhile, Pacific sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro was pleased with the performance of athletes yesterday and hopes for another exciting day today.

"Anything can happen. I am sure they will post some really fast times tomorrow (today)."

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