Suva Zone One: Riwai bags two gold for Dudley High

Suva Zone One two-time gold medalist Maika Riwai (centre) with coach Pita Banivanua (left) and team mate athlete Rupeni Morgan. Picture: ALISI VUCAGO

Suva Zone One two-time gold medalist Maika Riwai (centre) with coach Pita Banivanua (left) and team mate athlete Rupeni Morgan. Picture: ALISI VUCAGO

Update: 12:47PM MAIKA Riwai bagged two gold medals for Dudley High School after winning the 3000m and 1500m races at the Suva Zone One competition underway in Suva today.

The 18-year-old is on a mission to participate in this year’s Coca-Cola Games and win a gold for his school.

He said after injuring himself before the Coca-Cola Games last year, he was more determined to make a comeback this year.

“This is my first time to participate in the 3000m. My tagert initiated last year after I got injured and I told myself I’d work hard this year towards the national finals,” Riwai said.

“My plan this year is to lift up my standards of training and sacrifice a lot.”

Originally from Naseakula Village in Labasa, Riwai was thankful for his coaches’ support that has pushed his determination to win.

DHS coach Pita Banivanua said the team was determined to do their best after five gold medals were added to their medal tally so far.

A total of 85 athletes are representing DHS to the Suva zone One meet.

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