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4th July

Rova: Event a platform to find young and raw talented swimmers

Fiji Swimming is heading into calmer waters after the fall of seven records during the National Schools Swimming Championship at the Suva Olympic Pool on the weekend. Fiji Swimming is happy with the result, saying...

3rd July

Munro Leys Namosi Marathon 2022: Mataivalu savours race opportunity

The Namosi Marathon had a different setting in terms of how it was organised. A good example was the finish line at the compound of Navunikabi villager Paula Mataivalu. Mataivalu said this was the second time for him to host the event’s finishing stage. “I am proud to do that,” he said. “In 2020 it...

Munro Leys Namosi Marathon 2022: Barefoot runner wins marathon

Christopher Iowane stormed down the last 50 metres at a frantic pace to win the 10 kilometres race in the Namosi Marathon yesterday. It was when he crossed the finish line that spectators realised he was not wearing any running shoes. It came as a shock to many as the tracks and route at the...

Munro Leys Namosi Marathon 2022: Students’ experience

It was a great experience for nine athletes of Xavier College who took part at the Namosi Marathon yesterday. The team, preparing for the Coca-Cola Games next month, had the opportunity to test their skills on the higlands of Namosi. Team coach Krishneel Singh said it was always great to run on the hills. “For...

Nadi’s Mudunasoko sets swimming record

Kelera Mudunasoko set a record by being the youngest athlete in the Fiji Swimming squad for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. The Year 10 student of Swami Vivekananda College in Nadi was on fire this weekend during the 2022 National Schools Swimming Championships at the Olympic Pool in Suva. Originally from Lakeba, Lau, with...

Test for students

The National Schools Swimming Championships was filled with loud cheers from the huge crowd that turned up at the Olympic Pool in Suva while swimmers battled it out in the hot Saturday sun at the Capital City. Meet director Patrick Bower said the competition was a good test for swimmers who qualified for the Commonwealth...

2nd July

Mudunakoso breaks 200m breaststroke record

Kelera Mudunakoso broke the 200m breaststroke record set by Moana Wind when she clocked 2 minutes and 51 seconds in the event at the 2022 National Schools Swimming Championships. The 14-year-old student of Swami Vivekananda College is the youngest swimmer in the national swimming team that will be travelling to England for the Commonwealth Games....

30th June

Breakers take out golf team event

Team Magic Breakers took out the Rainbow Cool Tech (Fiji) Pte Ltd-Sponsored team Ambrose event at the Fiji Sugar Corporation Rarawai course in Ba. The side, with the inclusion of Asish Chand, Anaya Saanvi, Daman Chen and Prakrit Naidu, carded 10 under par. Team Amex, skippered by Vinesh Prasad with Vineet Prasad, Rajnesh and Deepak,...

Hornet’ to avenge defeat

Nathan ‘The Hornet’ Singh has vowed to avenge his defeat to Ronald ‘Terminator’ Naidu when the two boxers clash in the main bout of the Bula Boxing Promotions Program at Prince Charles Park in Nadi next Saturday. Flashback to March 22, 2021, Ronald Naidu staged a last-minute barrage to down Singh and win the Fiji...

300 runners for marathon

More than 300 athletes are expected to take part at this Saturday’s Namosi Marathon. Event director Marita Manley said there had been a lot of interest from stakeholders after a successful maiden event in the highlands in 2020. “We have had more than 300 registrations so far and expecting around the same number of runners...

Lawyer looking forward to event

Prominent Suva lawyer Richard Naidu is looking forward to taking part in his second Namosi Marathon event this Saturday. Naidu was part of the same event in 2020 and said it was a tough experience but one he would love to experience again. “Very different from my normal runs on the Suva sea wall. The...

School makes most of ties

The Suva Marathon Club’s partnership with Namosi Secondary School is slowly showing its results. The school recently took part in the Suva Zone 1 athletics competition and made a clean sweep of the 1500 metres events in the boys and girls divisions. Namosi Marathon event director Marita Manley said it was good to see the...

29th June

FABA pleased with growing interest

Fiji Amateur Boxing Association president Manasa Baravilala is happy with the attention and interest from individuals taking up the sport this year. “We have seen a tremendous rise and interest in amateur boxing in 2022,” said Baravilala. “Specifically post COVID, the numbers have been outstanding with the greatest increases in the age group competition where...

Marist aims for top finish

The Marist Brother’s High School side is aiming for a top finish at the 2022 National Schools’ Swimming Championships. Team manager Shivneel Raju said the squad of 24 swimmers had prepared thoroughly and were ready to take on the best at secondary school level. “We are aiming for a top finish at the championship this...

Binnu’s boxing journey

Binnu Singh is a name known to nearly everyone on the streets of Sigatoka Town. Whether it be in the boxing ring, on the horse racing track, soccer field or farm life, the 51-year-old has made a name for himself in every field he has stepped foot into. Now a full-time farmer, The Fiji Times...

Nadi school out to make a splash

Three swimmers will for the first time fly the Maharishi Sanatan College flag at the 2022 National Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championship which starts in Suva this Friday. The Votualevu, Nadi school, which has a roll of about 180 students, is one of the newcomers to the competition this year. Travelling team manager Kartika Mani said...

Team thanks President

Team Fiji to the 11th edition of the Pacific Mini Games presented its sevusevu to the President of Fiji, Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere, yesterday upon returning in the weekend from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Before leaving Fiji, Team Fiji had presented its itatau to Ratu Wiliame, who had encouraged the team to return to State...

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