April 20, 2018
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Naulu dedicates win to late mum and brother

Adi Cakobau School sprinter Makereta Naulu could not hold her emotions after winning the Blue Ribbon event of the Coca Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium in Suva tonight and dedicated her victory to her late mother and brother.

Running with a black arm band, the Bua lass who recently participated at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia was in tears after finishing her race and looked up to the skies to thank the Lord Almighty and her late mother and brother who she always sought a lot of inspiration and motivation from.

“This is for my mother and brother who I lost recently. I want to dedicate this to them and to the rest of my family,” she said.

“I also want to thank my Coach Tony Raboliku for having faith and confidence in my abilities and for pushing me to the limits in training and preparation. This win is also for the whole ACS community. Everyone has been so supportive and encouraging and this amazing level of support pushed me further to give my best in the final.”

Naulu clocked 12.24 seconds in the Senior Girls 100m event ahead of Atelaite Buna of Jasper Williams High School who settled for silver medal and Susana Nakama of Ballantine Memorial School who finished third.

Meanwhile, Heleina Young of Saint Josephs’ Secondary School set a new record in the Intermediate Girls 100m after finishing her race in a time of 11.98 seconds.

By Reginald Chandar


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