Ikanivere makes RKS proud
21 April, 2017, 12:00 am
QUEEN Victoria School from Tailevu won its first gold medal of the 2017 games by Tevita Ikanivere in the intermediate boy’s discus at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.
The Nukuni, Ono-i-Lau lad threw a distance of 42.72 metres in his last attempt.
Ikanivere said since this was his first year participating in the event he was really excited and at the same time shocked for winning a gold.
“It was unexpected because I was chosen in school for this event and I had no other choice but to accept,” Tevita said.
“Since this is my last year all the seniors had to take part one way or the other so this is me giving back something to the school. I thank the Lord for helping me because I came here to win and I did it,” Ikanivere said.
The 18-year-old said he looked up to his brother who attended Marist Brothers High School for helping him and supporting him since he joined Matavatucou. “It’s a great feeling and I thank the Lord for helping me and guiding me,” he said.
Marist Brothers High School’s Barndon Mario came in second with a throw of 41.03 metres and Erasito Kautani, also from MBHS was third with a throw of 40.35m .