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Pacific sprint king aims to improve his time before Commonwealth Games

Arin Kumar
Saturday, June 07, 2014

PACIFIC sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro is looking forward to competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland next month.

The former Marist Brothers High School student qualified after competing at the Australian Championships last month.

He said he was not at his peak yet but he was building up slowly.

"I qualified for the Commonwealth after the Australian Championship and now I'm trying to run fast times to build up for that," Tabakaucoro said.

"I competed at the Queensland All Comers Meet in Australia last weekend where I ran 10.7 in the 100m and 21.5 in the 200m. I wasn't too happy with the times because I am not at my peak yet."

He said he was aiming to improve by the next international competition that he competed in.

"The Oceania Games in Cook Islands at the end of the month is where I am hoping to run some good times.

"I am not too sure about the Nationals but definitely the Oceania Games."

Tabakaucoro said the competition at the Commonwealth Games would definitely be tougher than the regional competitions.

"It's going to be tough because there would be a lot of countries competing.

"The Caribbeans are the centre of sprints right now and I am looking forward to competing against them and see how far I can go."

The Commonwealth Games will be from July 23 to August 3.

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