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School head boy Rogoyawa leads by example during inter-house

Paulini Ratulailai
Saturday, March 03, 2018

SUVA Grammar School head boy Luke Rogoyawa led by example yesterday winning the gold medal in the senior boys long jump during the school's inter-house event.

In his third attempt, he jumped a distance of 6.01 metres. He recorded a jump of 5.87m in his first attempt.

The Matuku, Moala, Lau lad had recovered from a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) knee injury he sustained from last year during the southern zone secondary schools rugby competition.

"This year I wanted to go back to the sports field and continue to do what I love to do and that is play sports," he said.

"My aim is to encourage people that it is not the end of the road if you're injured. Just keep working hard and achieve what you want.

"In last year's Coca-Cola Games, I came in fourth in the inter-boys long jump and hopefully this year I will win a medal to give back to the school for the upbringing and support they have shown us for the past years."

The 18-year-old thanked former school students for visiting their athletes and encouraging them to perform well.

For the inter-boys high jump last year Coca-Cola Games silver medallist Kaiava Francis of Green House came in first with the jump of 1.70m.

The Wailevu Macuata lad said he needed to work on some of his techniques before the Suva Zone Two competition.

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