Seavula tests ability in 400m; Prepares for 2019 Games in Samoa

Athlete Sisilia Seavula. Picture: FT FILE

OLYMPIAN Sisilia Seavula will try and prove herself and her capabilities in the athletics arena by trying out a different event as she prepares for the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.

The 100 and 200 metres sprinter has opted to test her abilities in the 400m in next year’s regional event.

Seavula said it would be a new and exciting experience for her to try something else since she started her athletics interest in primary school.

“Now I am doing 400m and it’s a new event , which means I have to do extra runs and I have to sacrifice so many things and it has been hectic training for this event,” Seavula said.

Every opportunity comes with commitment and sacrifice and Seavula knows her journey towards the Pacific Games will be another colorful memory of her career.

“From primary school to the Coca-Cola Games, I have always trained hard to be the best and when I ‘m representing my country, it is another level of preparation not only in the field but off the field as well.

“There are more challenges put towards me and I have to be mindful what I do publicly and I have to sacrifice a lot in my social life and focus on my training so that I can do my best for my country.”

She conquered all obstacles through sheer hard work and the inspiration of growing up without a dad pushed her to come out of her comfort zone and create her legacy as an Olympian.

This is apart from the countless medals she won during her athletics career.

Seavula carried her colorful primary school’s athletics career momentum into the secondary school athletics scene.

In 2015, she was awarded with an athletics scholarship to Southwestern Community College in Iowa, USA, where she ran a wind aided 11.98s and because of her consistency at training and competitions, she was then nominated by Athletics Fiji and FASANOC to represent Fiji at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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