Lutuciri goes the extra mile in final championship

Despite the rain the girls compete in the 100meters event. Picture: JONA KONATACI/FILE

FOURTEEN-year old Jimaima Lutuciri aims to take the extra mile in the FMF Chow Games for the Suva two district as she prepares herself for her last national championship in primary school.

The 14-year old that has played for the Lomaiviti netball team in the business house competition and also feature for the Raiwai volleyball team in local tournaments but now she has an opportunity to compete with her age group for one last time in athletics before she enters high school next year.

Lutuciri is the head girl of Vatuwaqa Primary School and she is excited to be part of the nationals after a long time.

“My school didn’t participate in the Suva zone two trials but I am really fond with sports and I had to represent Veiuto primary so that I could get a chance of qualifying,” Lutuciri said.

“I’m lucky that this is my final year in primary school and that the Fiji Primary School Athletics Association and Athletics Fiji have brought back the FMF national chow games because I’ve always participated in the zone finals and this will be a memorable year for me.

The multi skilled athlete from Vanuabalavu in Lau believes that nothing is impossible if you have faith in something you really want.

“I love any sport and I’ve tried out many of them and travelling to places playing netball, volleyball and other sport but now is an opportunity for me to compete with my peers all over Fiji and I can’t wait to do my best,” Lutuciri added.

“My goal is to complete my primary education with flying colours especially my exam and also win a medal for my family who have always supported me.

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