Lovokuro wants to make his mark in sports field

YOUNG Sirilo Lovokuru is determined to re-live the legacy of his late dad and namesake after winning the junior boys 100m final during the Coca-Cola Nadi Athletics Zone meet at Lautoka’s Churchill Park yesterday.

The Nadi Sangam College sprinter clocked 11.55 in his first year of competition and dedicated the win to his late dad —— who was a former national rugby rep.

Young Sirilo was in Year 6 when his dad passed away and his aim then was to re-live the family legacy in the sporting field.

Five years on, the Year 10 student lived true to his dream as he stole the limelight winning the junior boys 100m final.

He said he wanted to make his mark in the sport.

“This is my first year in athletics and I am happy to have achieved one of my goals,” said Sirilo.

“This win will surely inspire me to continue working hard and excel in the sport.

“This win is dedicated to my dad and my aim is to follow in his footstep and to carry on the family legacy in the sporting field.”

Sirilo said he would go back and reset his focus for the upcoming Fiji Finals. He said competing against the top sprinters from other big schools would require extra hard work.

“I really need to lift my preparation to another level as I will try my best to win the gold medal at the Coke Games.

“It is going to be a tough battle but I will not give up and will do my best for my dad and for my family,” he added.

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