Tuvusa confident

Shane Tuvusa leads the other runners in the 100m heats during the Shop N Save Fiji National Athletics competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Shane Tuvusa leads the other runners in the 100m heats during the Shop N Save Fiji National Athletics competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

REIGNING Coca-Cola Games blue ribbon champion Shane Tuvusa is confident of retaining his title this year.

The 20-year-old won gold medals in the 100 metres, 200m and 4x400m relay events during the Lautoka/Yasawa athletics competition a few weeks ago.

He said he could not wait to take the tracks and repeat his winning run on April 19-21 at the ANZ Stadium.

“Two more weeks to go and it’s game time,” he said.

“I still have few more things to work on before the big competition.

“I am happy with my performance but I can do better since this is going to be my last year I want it to be a memorable one”

The Ba sprinter is also looking forward to bring home a gold medal during the Melanesian Games in May.

Meanwhile, Josefa Tabakaucoro was injured yesterday while competing in the men’s 100m heats at the Athletics Fiji Easter Games.

The MBHS intermediate athlete suffered the injury seconds away from the finishing line.

Crying in pain, the Bau fast runner was taken to the hospital which will rule him out of the Fiji Finals.

Athletics Fiji development officer Albert Miller said the injury was common for elite athletes and said it could take weeks or months for Tabakaucoro to recover.

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