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Banuve into semis

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, August 01, 2014

PACIFIC sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro finished second in the 200 metres heats at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday night.

The Bau bullet clocked 21.04 seconds and was scheduled to compete in the semi-final last night. Tabakaucoro, who took part in the opening heats, was one of 24 athletes qualified to compete in the semis.

The rest of the sprinters clocked below 21s in the preliminary rounds of competition.

In the women's 200m event, Fiji's Younis Bese finished last in heat four after clocking 25.84s.

Fiji's Leslie Copeland will compete in the men's javelin throw event later tonight.

In the bowling competition, Samuela Tuikiligana lost to Canada 19-21 in round four of the men's singles.

In round four of the women's pairs, Fiji duo Sala Gukivuli and Elisabeth Mocewai lost to New Zealand bowlers 9-16.

In the quarter-finals of the women's triple event, Fiji's Doreen O'Connor, Radhika Prasad and Litia Tikoisuva lost to Australian fours 8-25.

Meanwhile, England was in the lead at the games medal tally with 38 gold, 35 silver and 32 bronze medals when this edition went to press last night.

Australia was on second spot with 35 gold, 32 silver and 39 bronze while Canada on third with 22 gold, seven silver and 22 bronze medals.

Fiji is on 29th spot with a bronze medal won by weightlifter Apolonia Vaivai in the women's 75 kilogram event.

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