Seaqaqa reigns in North games

FAVOURITES Seaqaqa stormed home to win the 2017 Northern CBM FMF Chow Games title yesterday.

The side proved too strong for last year’s defending champions Labasa 1.

The Seaqaqa team won both the boys and girls overall titles at Subrail Park in Labasa.

They hauled in a total of 32 medals —— 16 gold, 7 silver and 9 bronze —— to win the overall title ahead of Macuata North which finished with 39 medals which included 14 gold.

Labasa 2 athlete Kavaia Masiyago won the best male athlete for winning gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m events while the best female athlete award went to Sarasaraivalu Melaia of Bua 3 who won three gold medals.

Seaqaqa zone coach Joseva Vosaira said they were satisfied with the event and the competitiveness of the districts exceeded their expectations.

“We never expected to win the overall titles, our girls’ team won eight gold and the boys also won eight gold medals,” he said.

“But another positive outcome of the competition was that every district that participated in the event won medals.”

He said their decision to host the Chow Games on a divisional basis was questioned but it increased participation.

“The Seaqaqa zone consists of six schools and they are Naduri District School, Bulavou Primary School, Vudibasoga Primary School, Seaqaqa Primary School, Cadranasiga Primary School and Korotolutolu Primary School,” he said.

“The schools have their own school training during the week and on Saturday we meet to train together.”

There are 100 athletes altogether which consists of 50 boys and 50 girls.

Vosaira said they were now look forward to the games next year.

“This is a learning experience for many of our athletes and a great way to build them up for next year’s event.”

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