Railoa sets future target

FOR Samuela Railoa Jr, the journey does not end with the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but he intends to take the next four years to prepare for the next Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Railoa, 24, who is a music student, tried to play some fine tune in the 4×100 metres, but failed to progress to the final today.

Railoa started the race which had Aaron Powell, Eugene Vollmer and Petero Veitaqomaki came sixth with a time of 42.09 seconds.

“It is not the end of the road for me,” he said.

“I have a long way to go in my athletics career and I will make sure I would not leave any stone unturned to win in the next Commonwealth Games.

“I have seen and experienced the atmosphere of the Commonwealth Games and I am taking back a lot of learning experience from here and I will use to better my performance.”

Railoa, originally from Tailevu, and undergoing a teaching course said he would love to represent Fiji again in future.

“I ran in the 4x400m after competing in the 4x100m race and I am only thankful to God for giving me the strength to represent my country and the people,” he said.

“I am aiming to come back to the Commonwealth Games and

compete in the next two Commonwealth Games and I know what it takes now and by then I would be at the top.

“I will keep running when there is strength in my leg.”

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