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First-timer wins gold for QVS

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, April 26, 2014

KULINIASI Baleisomosomo took part in the annual secondary schools athletics finals for the first time.

In fact, this is the first time he is taking part in athletics.

The Year 13 student of Queen Victoria School wasn't expecting the golden win in his debut year.

But yesterday his hard work and determination paid off when the Naiborebore, Tailevu native claimed the gold medal in the sub junior boys' shot put event at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

He jumped 12.64 metres to set a record followed by Petero Druguatoba of Marist on 12.43m and Luke Snow of Tilak High on 11.69m.

Baleisomosomo is sure this win is the beginning of many more to come in the future.

"It feels amazing to win gold medal in my first year," he said.

"I took up athletics this year and didn't know this win will come so soon. It's great to win here."

Baleisomosomo said his golden throw came through a lot of practise and hard work in build-up for the games.

"I think waking up as early as four in the morning has paid off for me. Sometimes I would even go without any breakfast.

"I was determined to do well and I think that's why I won today (yesterday)."

Baleisomosomo thanked cousins Sakuisa Railega, Sitiveni Nailega and Pauliasi Tasere for their support.

"I dedicate this win to God, my mum and dad and all my families and friends."

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