Powell braces for tough competition
30 March, 2018, 12:00 am
SPRINTER Aaron Powell said it would be a challenge for him to compete against the world’s best runners in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
“I am working on areas where I need to improve on before the games. I have been working on those areas in Australia, but it is a continuous process in the lead-up to the games,” Powell said.
“One area that I need to work on is the start.
“It is a very important area in the 100 metres race as the start of the race is vital.”
He ran in the Pre-Easter Twilight meet at the ANZ Stadium on Tuesday.
He clocked a time of 11.26 seconds while Samuela Railoa came second after he finished the race in 11.40s.
Meanwhile, Aborosio Sovatabua settled for a third position with a time of 11.68s.
“We were part of the heavy training in Australia so I could not do what I wanted through I came first,” he said.
“My timing was not good since we came tired from our trip in Australia.”
Team Fiji departs for Gold Coast, Australia today.