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Pravin Narain In Vanuatu
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

FIJIAN sprinter Aaron Powell will be Fiji's top bet in the 100 metres event at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu when the athletics competition starts on December 11.

"I had a great preparation for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games and the coaching staff have really been supportive of all the athletes," Powell said.

"The athletes are excelling on the tracks because we have good coaches and good training programs."

Powell is expecting tough competition from Jeremy Dodson of Samoa who clocked a time of 10.86 seconds in the Oceania Athletics Championship which was held in Suva earlier this year.

"He is a lot faster than me.

"It will be a big challenge coming in the competition, but I take up the challenge.

"My finishing has been a problem, but I am working on it and it is getting better in the past two months now."

The second contingent of athletes will leave for Vanuatu on December 9.

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