Banuve Blazes to Glory!
Fiji’s Sprint King has done it again and this time even with more style!
Celebrating his 21st Birthday, Banuve Tabakaucoro was slow out of the starting blocks at Kafika Stadium, however, nothing was going to stand in his way to achieving his goal to set another record in the blue ribbon event.
Tabakaucoro clocked 10.33 seconds breaking Jone Delai’s Mini Games record of 10.34 seconds.
Fellow Fijian, Suva Grammar school student Francis Kirikirikula won the bronze and Papua New Guinea’s Kupun Wisil took out the silver.
Despite Banuve’s blistering record breaking run, Jone Delai still hold the national record of 10.27 seconds set in 1997.
Another Fijian athlete also continues his dominance in the field events.
Leslie Copeland won a gold medal in the men’s javelin event with a throw of 68.62 metres.
Team Fiji, who are the defending champions of the Mini Games currently sit in fourth place on the medal tally with 6 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. New Caledonia, after dominating the waters in the Va’a Outrigger events lead with 12 Gold, 8 Silver and 7 bronze.
The Pacific Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna will end on September 12th.
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