Fiji Time: 2:14 AM on Sunday 19 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

IAAF mourns former track star

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, June 15, 2014

THE International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is mourning the untimely passing away of former Fiji athlete Roy Ravana Jr.

The 20-year-old, who was studying in the USA, was shot dead on Monday this week in Sacramento, California.

Police are reported to have arrested two people concerning the incident in which Ravana was an innocent victim.

IAAF in a statement said it was sad to learn the tragic death of Ravana, who represented Fiji at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul and later in the same year at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona

"The IAAF on behalf of the global athletics family joins with its national member federation Athletics Fiji in expressing it's deep shock at the tragic loss of such a young sporting talent and the terrible manner of his death," IAAF said.

"The IAAF offers its sincerest sympathy and condolence to Ravana's family, friends and the athletics community of Fiji."

Ravana Jr was a former Marist Brothers High School middle distance runner and holds the seniors boys 400 metres record in the Coca-Cola Games.

The Ravana family left the country yesterday to bring their son home.








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. Important test
  3. Passion and pride
  4. Military tattoo
  5. New sevens officials
  6. Broken crossings raise villagers' concerns
  7. COP23: Tense finance negotiations delay close
  8. Labour to map out strategies for 2018 poll
  9. Charting a course for change
  10. Dengue cases drop

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)