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Positive preparation

Moiz Munif
Monday, January 29, 2018

PREPARATION for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia is taking a positive approach for Athletics Fiji, says manager Joseph Rodan Jr.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4-15.

Rodan Jr said Athletics Fiji had been allocated nine participation spots and they would be naming the final squad next month.

"The preparation for the Commonwealth Games is going pretty good. The guys in training squad have been active and have been consistent in their performance," he said.

"Once we name the team, they will spend three weeks here before they take off to Gold Coast, Oceania House where they will spend four weeks.

"Our quota is nine athletes and three officials for the games."

The Athletics Fiji team manager elaborated on their criteria for the Commonwealth Games.

"Our criteria were the gold medallist from the Pacific Games and we had five gold medals and for the other four spots we will see who has been consistent," he said.

Meanwhile, Shop N Save sponsored athletics competition continued last Saturday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Rodan Jr has encouraged more athletes to participate.

Some results from yesterday: Event: 3000m - open men: 1. Avikash Lal 9.26.87 minutes, Event: 100m: U14 women: heat 1 Adraiana Taku 14.58s, 2. Loraini Saumaki 15.71s, 3. Erica Fonmua 15.73s. Heat 2: 1. Sera Colati 14.19s, 2. Tokasa Gukirewa 14.22s, 3. Sainimere Yabaki 15.76s. Event: 100m: U14 men/women mixed: 1.Sunia Waqa 16.13s, 2. Freddy Miller 16.46s, 3. Leila Sandy 16.65s. Event: 100m: U16: women: heat 1; 1. Salote Baravilala 13.62s, 2. Veniana Roqica 14.61s, 3. Sereana Raloga 14.91s. Event: 100m U16 women Heat 2 1. Veniana Bukicavou 13.91s, 2. Christina Matavola 13.97s, 3. Maraiah Oneil 14.18s. Event 100m - Open women Heat 1. Makareta Naulu 12.78s, 2. Heleina Young 12.96s, Louisa Tubuilagi 13.36s. Event 100m Open women Heat: 1. Elenani Tinai 13.10s, Sereana Raqata 13.26s, Alesi Bulisava 13.92s. Event 100m - Open men 1. Aaron Powell 11.18s, Samuela Railoa 11.20s, Francis Kirikirikula 11.42s. Event 50m - U10 boys/girls mixed: 1. Freddy Muller 8.73s, 2. Leila Sandy 9.02s, Nathaniel Rodan 9.31s. Event 800m U14 women 1. Ana Masau 2.48.73m, 2. Vani Makaira 4.10.10m; 800m - U16 women 1. Davina Cleary 2.37.67m; 2. Vilorina Tuilawake 2.46.78m, 3. Nanise Vakacegu 3.09.42m; 800m - women U18, 1. Emele Volavola 2.39.03m, 2. Vani Loloma 2.40.34m, 3. Liviana Kula 2.57.15m; 800m - U18 men, 1. John Ricardo 2.21.99m.

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