April 20, 2018
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Tuvusa defends Blue Ribbon race title

Natabua High School sprinter Shane Tuvusa successfully defended the Senior Boys 100 metres Blue Ribbon race title at the ANZ Stadium in Suva tonight.

In doing so, he became the only athlete after Suva Grammar School’s Mataiasi Savou to win the Blue Ribbon event for two consecutive years.

Tuvusa stopped the clock at 10.73 seconds and finished ahead of Marist Brothers High School’s Tony Lemeki and Suva Grammar sprinter Malasebe Tuvusa.

Lemeki who picked up an injury midway through the race finished with a time of 10.99 seconds while Tuvusa of Suva Grammar clocked 11.10 seconds.

Speaking after his win, the Natabua Captain said he was confident all along.

“I prepared well and was confident about my chances. I knew it would be a tough race as we had Tony and Malasebe in the same race and I thank them both as well as the other finalists for giving me very tough competition tonight.”

“I want to dedicate my win to my grandfather and family back home and I also want to dedicate this to all ex Natabua students as they have been motivating me a lot with all their messages of support and encouragement leading up to the Games.”

Tuvusa who will run in the 200m final and the 4x400m relay tomorrow is confident the defending Boys Division champions of the Coca Cola Games will be bounce back in style.

“We have been in this situation before where we were behind on the first two days. We came out strongly in the past to win titles and we will try our best tomorrow as well. I am confident and I am looking forward to a big day tomorrow,” he added.

By Reginald Chandar


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