May 16, 2013
  Follow @ Twitter

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

 

Wiggle

PREVIOUS STORY
Maramanibau breaks 25-year-old record
NEXT STORY
ACS, Marist lead into Day 2

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!

 


 






FOOTBALL
Labasa to play home game away
The Babasiga Lions will host their home game against Suva at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, the Fiji Football has confirmed.
RUGBY
Fiji Rugby AGM set for late August
Fiji Rugby Union has confirmed it will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, 30 August.
FIJI NEWS
Nadi man jailed for raping granddaughter
A 63-year-old retired civil servant who raped his seven-year-old granddaughter in Nadi last year has been sentenced to 13 years in jail by a high court in Lautoka.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Chavez in Venezuela after cancer surgery
President Hugo Chavez surprised and in many cases delighted Venezuelans by returning home on Monday, albeit to an uncertain future, ending a more than two-month absence in Cuba for cancer treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
TECHNOLOGY
Apple hit by hackers
Apple on Tuesday said it was hit by hackers who wormed their way into the California company's system but evidently failed to steal any data.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS