SUVA Grammer School athlete, Farisiko Mualivu stunned other runners to win the junior boys 1500 metres event at the Fiji Finals yesterday.
While other top contenders dropped to the ground after the race, exhausted from the heat, Mualivu remained standing and even went and shook hands with the other runners.
The 15-year old was running in his second-year in the biggest schools event in the world and he said he was intent on winning.
"Last year I was aiming to win gold too but I lost the race and came third," said the lad from Tailevu.
"So this year I trained hard and prepared to win this race and I did win today (yesterday)," he said.
The forth former clocked a time of 4.32.22 minutes and dedicated his win to his parents and grandfather.
"My grandfather is like my biggest supporter and so I dedicate this gold medal to him."
Mualivu said he aimed to win two more gold medals this year, one each in the 800 metres event and the 4x400 metres event.
"I had set a target to win three gold medals and one down two to go," he said.
Nadi-based Maharishi College was another surprise package in the event as its athlete, Vinit Singh came in second place with a time of 4.34.95 minutes.
Lautoka's Don Raj of Central College came in third place to take the bronze medal with a time of 4.35.37.