May 16, 2013
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Record jump a pleasant surprise: Sireli

Breaking one of the Coca Cola Games’ longest standing records is a pleasant suprise, says Sireli Bulivorovoro of Natabua High School.

Bulivorovoro jumped to a new record of 7.16m in the Senior Boys Long Jump, breaking the old record of 7.01m set by Semi Sukanatabua in 1994 for Nilsen High School.

“I have always been jumping in primary school. It was only in high school that I started with the track events and then last year I decided to switch to jumping again,” Bulivorovoro said.

“I am glad that it has worked out well for me and this is my first gold.

 “I honestly didn’t expect to jump that far, I expected less than 7.10 m and was surprised that I jumped more than that,” he said.

Bulivorovoro dedicated the win to his mother who he said has always been supportive of his athletics career.

“I would like to dedicate this win to my family, especially to mum, and to the rest of the athletes and the staff of Natabua High School and to my competitors,” he said.

Bulivorovoro competed against former school mate Peni Were who transferred to Latter Day Saints College last year.

“We have always trained together with Peni, even over the two-week school holidays and he definitely provided stiff competition.”

FijiLive

 

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