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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.








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