Fiji Time: 4:24 AM on Tuesday 23 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Powell wins gold

Pravin Narain In Vanuatu
Thursday, December 14, 2017

AARON Powell proved everyone wrong when he helped his 4x100 metres relay team win gold in the final at the Korman Stadium in Port Vila, Vanuatu yesterday.

Fiji 4x100m team consisting of Sireli Bulivorovoro, Tony Lemeki, Kolinio Radrudru and Powell worked hard from the start of the race to win gold.

However, it was Powell's powerful finish against Papua New Guinea's Kupun Wisil which saw the Fiji team take first place. Powell had taken the lead after the final baton change and managed to hold on despite a strong challenge from Wisil.

"It feels good to win," he said after the race.

"I thank the Almighty God for guiding the team to the finish line and giving me the talent to showcase."

Powell was disqualified from the 100m men's race despite running the race when race officials claimed he made a break. I was confident of a win despite what had happened in the 100m race," he added.

"I will now prepare for the 200 metres final tomorrow (today)."

Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea took silver while hosts Vanuatu settled for a bronze in the race.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62690.6079
JPY 56.156653.1566
GBP 0.36040.3524
EUR 0.40930.3973
NZD 0.69660.6636
AUD 0.63100.6060
USD 0.50390.4869



Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. The Iron Lady
  2. Mother, 100, seeks assistance for daughter, 50
  3. Couple ready to work
  4. Misfortune a day after wedding
  5. ATS workers prepare for return to work, describe 'eye-opener'
  6. Classes under sheds
  7. Darshika's story
  8. 7s new find
  9. Police eyes in skies
  10. Man, 42, dies at sea

Top Stories this Week

  1. Trip turns tragic Thursday (18 Jan)
  2. Mela beats the odds Thursday (18 Jan)
  3. Tube ride to school Thursday (18 Jan)
  4. Nadi man dies in crash Wednesday (17 Jan)
  5. Patient info leaked Friday (19 Jan)
  6. The Iron Lady Monday (22 Jan)
  7. ATS Impasse: Tribunal orders return of all workers in 48 hours Saturday (20 Jan)
  8. Rasta's 'star' loves Fijian hospitality Saturday (20 Jan)
  9. Do the right thing and resign: Biman Sunday (21 Jan)
  10. Serevi, Ryan believe Tuwai can deliver Saturday (20 Jan)