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Dad in state of shock

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A FORMER Coca-Cola Games athletics champion and 2011 South Pacific bronze medalist was shot dead in a drive-by at Sacramento, US, on Monday.

Roy Ravana, 21, a former member of the Marist Brothers High School track team died as a result of gunshot wounds he sustained at around 12.30pm in South Sacramento on Monday US time.

His father, Roy Ravana Sr was in shock when this newspaper contacted him yesterday.

The champion athlete had travelled to the US on an athletics scholarship in 2012 and had recently joined a rugby union club when the incident happened.

"I really can't believe this," Mr Ravana said.

"I have just received the news.

"He was basically cleaning up a friend's yard when some guys drove by and started shooting.

"They had injured another kid and Roy ran out to help him when he got shot himself.

"I was trying to get a hold of him for some time and the last I heard, he had joined the Sacramento Lions rugby union club after being recruited by Ifereimi Tawake."

Mr Ravana said his son was not only an exceptional athlete but also a good student who consistently performed well in his studies.








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