Fiji Time: 3:12 PM on Saturday 18 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Sweet victory for Merelita

Emoni Narawa
Sunday, April 27, 2014

SACRIFICING Easter weekend to focus on the weekend's Fiji Secondary School Athletics finals, paid off in full for Merelita Tuilawaki of Namosi Secondary School.

Tuilawaki won gold in the senior girls 800metres final, retaining the title she won last year, stopping the clock at 2 minutes, 27.61 seconds.

She decided to celebrate the Easter weekend at the team's camp, a sacrifice, she said was worth the sweat.

"I want to thank my parents for allowing me to spend Easter weekend away from home and be with the team at our camp," she said.

"It was a worth the sacrifice to win this gold medal. It's tough to come and defend the title but I knew from the beginning that I can repeat my performance of last year today (yesterday).

"I came here to defend my title. I knew the competition will be tough especially from Jasper but I believed in myself and gave it my best shot."

The 20-year-old of Navunibau Village from Namosi grabbed her second gold medal when she helped her team upset Jasper Williams High School in the senior girls 4x400m relay final.

Tuilevuka acknowledged her coach and teachers and all supporters for their tremendous support for the team.

Finishing second behind Tuilawaki, was Tokasa Tevu of Vunisea Secondary School and Salaseini Muakalou of Jasper Williams was third.








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 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A proud Fijian in Bonn
  2. Passion and pride
  3. Important test
  4. Dengue cases drop
  5. COP23: Tense finance negotiations delay close
  6. Broken crossings raise villagers' concerns
  7. Labour to map out strategies for 2018 poll
  8. Surgical team offers free ENT treatment
  9. Charting a course for change
  10. 18 artistes honoured

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours Sunday (12 Nov)
  4. Storer stands strong Sunday (12 Nov)
  5. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  7. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  8. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  9. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  10. Arnold pays Fiji a visit Monday (13 Nov)