2023 Coca-Cola Games : Marist continue their lead in the boys division while ACS lead in the girls division

2023 Coca-Cola Games : Marist continue their lead in the boys division while ACS lead in the girls division

By Vijay Narayan
Saturday 29/04/2023

As we enter the final few hours of competition in the 2023 Coca-Cola Games, Marist Brothers High School lead the boys division medal tally with 6 gold, 1 silver and 7 bronze.

Suva Grammar School is in second place with 4 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.

Ratu Kadavulevu School is in third place with 3 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze.

Natabua High School is in fourth place with 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.

Adi Cakobau School is leading the girls division with 6 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.

Ratu Sukuna Memorial School is in second place with 3 gold medals.

MGM High School is in third place with 2 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze.

Suva Grammar School is in fourth place with 2 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze.

The 800 metres finals start this hour, the 200 metres finals start at around 11.40am, the 4x100 metres finals begin at around 12.25pm while the 4x400 metres finals start at around 1.45pm today.

Stay with us for coverage of the Coke Games and you can get all the action on our website and app, fijivillage. We will have the latest results, a running medal tally, interviews and our special video feature, fijivillage Re-Live.

You can also check out selected commentaries on our sister station, Viti FM.


2023 Coca-Cola Games : MGM’s Boletakanakadavu and Grammar’s Caginivalu rule the tracks

By 55,16,12,53,10
Friday 28/04/2023
Senior Girl's and Boy's 100m gold medalists, Kesaia Boletakanakadavu and Semesa Caginivalu

MGM High School’s sprint queen, Kesaia Boletakanakadavu successfully defended her blue ribbon title at this year’s Coca-Cola Games after a dominant performance in the 100 metres final.

Boletakanakadavu clocked a time of 12.44 seconds.

She says in the last 50 metres of her race, she knew she was going to win.

She has thanked all her supporters, parents and sponsor Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Lynda Tabuya.

She says preparation for the Games was tough as they had less time to prepare for the Zone competition and Coca-Cola Games compared to last year.

She says if given the chance, she would like to represent Fiji in the Pacific Games later this year.

Boletakanakadavu has dedicated the win to all MGM High School supporters, old scholars, teachers and her grandfather and people of Nakasaleka in Kadavu.

Adi Cakobau School’s Melania Ranadi finished second to win silver while Suva Grammar’s Chloe David settled for bronze in the senior girls 100 metres.

In the senior boys 100 metres, Suva Grammar School’s Semesa Caginivalu snatched the gold medal in a tight race.

Caginivalu says he was a bit nervous and scared but his coach, Jone Delai provided the much needed guidance.

He dedicated his win to his family especially to his grandmother who always supports him.

He says this win is a special one for him.

Caginivalu stopped the clock at 10.90 seconds.

Grammar’s Ratu Alipate Vuiwakaya took the silver while Marist’s Mesulame Tuigau settled for the bronze medal.

In the intermediate girls 100 metres, Imeri Nasali of ACS bagged gold beating Grammar’s Claudy David and Marica Narebai of Natabua settled for silver.

Ratu Penaia Ramasirai of MGM High won gold in the intermediate boys 100 metres, Joseph Andrews of RKS won silver and Emosi Laqere of MGM settled for bronze.

MGM’s Lydia Waqairapoa scooped gold in the junior girl 100 metres while team mate Leila Sanday finished second to collect silver with Filomena Navula of ACS winning bronze.

International School Suva’s Frances Bakaniceva stormed home to win gold in the junior boys division, Aminiasi Tavailagi of RKS settled for silver while Salamisa Masi of Gospel High School finished in third place to win bronze. Agnes Levana of Immaculate Conception College took out gold in the sub-junior girls division, Salaseini Navo won silver for Jasper while Aliti Ratudradra of Natabua High settled for bronze.

In the sub-junior boys division, MGM’s Haggai Sukanaivalu and Yisrael Tukania bagged gold and silver respectively while Jolame Suguturaga of Suva Grammar settled for bronze.




2023 Coca-Cola Games : Action packed 400 metres finals

By Mosese Raqio
Friday 28/04/2023

Jasper Williams High School’s Melania Turaga proved too strong in the senior girls 400 metres final as she took out gold a while ago.

Neomai Volau of Dreketi Central College won silver while Sarah Korosavu settled for bronze.

In the senior boys 400 metres final, Ratu Tuili Mataika of Ratu Kadavulevu School showed sheer determination to scoop gold while Turuva Setoki of Natabua High won silver and Peni Bula of Natabua won bronze.

In the intermediate girls division, Frances Tuva of ACS proved too strong to scoop gold while MGM High’s Losalini Raikadroka and Torika Radovu settled for silver and bronze respectively.

Suva Grammar School’s Vilivo Whippy won gold, Senirusi Rauqe of QVS won silver and Esava Tabua of Natabua High settled for bronze in the intermediate boys.

In the junior girls 400 metres, Adi Lutumailagi of Natabua won gold, Nanise Saurara of ACS won silver while Liviana Vulavou of Jasper settled for bronze.

Aisea Tuiloma of Cuvu College took out gold in the junior boys 400 metres while Queen Victoria School’s Josua Koroi and Manasa Levatabua won silver and bronze respectively.

Grammar’s Hephzipah Tuimanono bagged the gold medal in the sub-junior girls 400 metres final after a dominant performance this afternoon.

Pasemaca Bukalidi of Adi Cakobau School settled for silver while Elenoa Kafoa Savou of Vunisea Secondary School won bronze.

In the sub-junior boys divison, it was a tussle between Eneri Nadule of Marist and Ratu Aisea Kubunakaravi of Grammar as Nadule pipped Kubunakaravi at the finish line to win gold while Kalaveti Drauna of Marist settled for bronze.




Francis Peters wins gold medal for Grammar

By Iliana Biutu
Friday 28/04/2023
Francis Peters of Suva Grammar School won gold medal in the intermediate shot put event

Francis Peters of Suva Grammar School won gold medal in the intermediate shot put event.

Peters says his plan for this year was to break the record for shot put but it did not turn out to be as it is.

He is thankful that he won gold for this event.

Peters says his loss in the intermediate boys discus yesterday motivated him to get a gold medal today.

He dedicated his win to his family members and the school for their support.

Ravai Faktaufon of Queen Victoria School took the silver while George Satakala of MGM High School settled for the bronze medal.




Singh wins gold for Marist in senior boys long jump

By Rashika Kumar
Friday 28/04/2023
David Singh has won gold in the senior boys long jump event

David Singh has won gold in the senior boys long jump event.

Singh says he did not expect to win but by the grace of God and support of his family and the school, he achieved it.

He says he did not do well in the Suva Zone 2 competition so it was a challenge for him to step up his game in a short time.

Singh says his parents and three siblings have been his rock throughout his preparation.

He has also thanked his coach and former national rep Eugene Vollmer who has been with them through thick and thin.

Viliame Qerewaqa Augustine from Holy Cross College won silver while Ratu Kadavulevu School’s Varinava Murimuriwaca won the bronze medal.




2023 Coca-Cola Games : Nakula of ACS wins gold in the senior girls high jump

By Karishma Kumari
Friday 28/04/2023
Nina Nakula of Adi Cakobau School has won a gold medal in the senior girls high jump

Nina Nakula of Adi Cakobau School has won a gold medal in the senior girls high jump.

The year 13 student says this is her first gold medal for this year and her only event.

The 17-year-old jumped a height of 1.55 metres.

Nakula dedicates her win to her parents, 3 brothers, and the people of her village in Nadroga as her challenging and hard training has paid off today.

Makelesi Tuiviuya of Jasper Williams won the silver medal while Tuliana Seveikau of Grammar won the bronze medal.




Volavola wins first gold for Niusawa Methodist from Taveuni

By Rashika Kumar
Friday 28/04/2023
Leone Volavola has won the first gold medal for Niuwasa Methodist High School at this year's Coca-Cola games

Leone Volavola has won the first gold medal for Niusawa Methodist High School from Taveuni in the 2023 Coca-Cola Games.

He won the junior boys javelin event this afternoon.

Inoke Qio won the silver medal for Ratu Latianara College while Epeli Tamani for Queen Victoria School has settled for bronze.




ACS win gold and bronze in girls intermediate long jump

By Rashika Kumar
Friday 28/04/2023

Adi Cakobau School have extended their lead on the Coca-Cola Games medal tally after winning gold and bronze medals in the girls intermediate long jump event.

ACS’s Domitila Naita and Unaisi Draunibaka have won gold and bronze respectively.

Suva Grammar School’s Ivamere Fifita won the silver medal.




2023 Coca-Cola Games : Top names qualify for 800 metres finals

By Mosese Raqio
Friday 28/04/2023

Get ready to witness some tough contests in the Coca-Cola Games 800 metres senior boys and girls as top names have qualified for tomorrow’s finals.

Ilaita Matadradra of Nakasi High School looked strong in heat 1 of the senior boys division today storming home to claim first place while Ratu Kadavulevu School’s Ratu Tuili Mataika came from behind to claim first place in heat 2.

Alefina Volavola of MGM High School claimed first place in the senior girls 800 metres heat 1 and will expect a huge challenge from Melania Turaga of Jasper Williams High School who also made a strong finish in heat 2.

In the intermediate boys division 800 metres heats, Samisoni Kaitu of Holy Cross College and Abaramo Ratucove of Marist have both confirmed their places in the final after winning their respective heats.

Rusila Tabuyawa of Naitasiri Secondary School will be looking to win gold this year after a strong performance from her in the heat to book a place in the final.

The 800 metres finals will start at around 10.50am tomorrow.

Stay with us for coverage of the Coke Games and you can get all the action on our website and app, fijivillage.

We will have the latest results, a running medal tally, interviews and our special video feature, fijivillage Re-Live.

You can also check out selected commentaries on our sister station, Viti FM.




2023 Coca-Cola Games : MGM High’s Boletakanakadavu and Grammar’s Caginivalu stamp their mark in 200 metres heats

By Alipate Narawa
Friday 28/04/2023
Kesaia Boletakanakadavu of MGM High School and Semesa Caginivalu of Suva Grammar School

Kesaia Boletakanakadavu of MGM High School and Semesa Caginivalu of Suva Grammar School have booked their spots in the 200 metres senior finals in style after great runs in the heats today.

In the 200 metres senior girls, Boletakanakadavu is the favourite to win the final.

Her main competition will come from Adi Cakobau School’s Melania Ranadi.

Grammar’s Caginivalu beat Marist sprinter, Mesulame Tuigau in their heat.

His main challenge will is expected to come from Netani Lolo and Stephen Rabici of QVS, Ratu Alipate Vuiwakaya of Grammar and Setoki Turuva of Natabua High School.

A tough tussle is expected in the intermediate girls 200 metres finals between Claudy David of Grammar, Torika Radovu, Tirisiani Kiliraki and Losalini Raikadroka of MGM High, Alesi Nailolo of Drasa Secondary and Katea Ravouvou of Natabua High School.

For the intermediate boys, Senirusi Rauqe of Queen Victoria School will be challenged by Emosi Laqere and Ratu Penaia Ramasirai of MGM High, Ravuama Latilevu and Viliame Vela of Marist, Vilivo Whippy of Grammar and Semi Ratulele also of QVS.

In the junior girls, there will be a tussle between Lidia Waqairapoa of MGM High, Filomena Navula of Adi Cakobau School and Emelia Lobendahn of International School Suva.

In the junior boys, Francis Bakaniceva of International School Suva will be challenged by Timoci Cakautabu and Ratu Ilaitia Volavola of Natabua High School, Asalusi Raloka of Ba Sanatan College, and Ratu Aporosa Lalabalavu of Marist.

The 200 metres finals will be held at 11.40am tomorrow.




2023 Coca-Cola Games : Deo wins gold for Grammar

By Rashika Kumar
Friday 28/04/2023
Shanaina Deo has won the first gold medal for Suva Grammer School in this year’s Coca-Cola Games in the girls intermediate discus event

Shanaina Deo has won the first gold medal for Suva Grammar School in this year’s Coca-Cola Games in the girls intermediate discus event.

She threw a distance of 32.82 metres.

Deo says this is also her first gold medal after winning bronze in previous years.

Elisha Driti from Nadogo Central won silver after throwing a distance of 31.11 metres while Lydia Vesivesi from Grammar settled for the bronze medal.




Saukuru of Marist dedicates gold medal win to his family

By Iliana Biutu
Friday 28/04/2023
Ebenezer Saukuru of Marist Brothers High School who won gold in the sub junior boys javelin

Ebenezer Saukuru of Marist Brothers High School who won gold in the sub junior boys javelin says he could have done better by dedicating more of his time in training but his happy that he has managed to win gold in this event.

Saukuru’s plan for next year is to break the record for the junior boys javelin.

He dedicated his win to his parents and siblings who helped and supported him.

Jone Waqanivere of Queen Victoria School took the silver while Kiniviliame Rokotagane of Nasinu Secondary School settled for the bronze medal.




Its a double gold medal finish for Vishant Reddy of Korovuto College

Paulina of Lomaivuna High wins 3,000 metres gold
By Vijay Narayan
Friday 28/04/2023
Vishant Reddy of Korovuto College and Akeneta Paulina from Lomaivuna High School

Vishant Reddy of Korovuto College has scooped his second gold medal in the 2023 Coca-Cola Games in a close finish.

Reddy faced stiff competition in the last 150 metres of the boys 3,000 metres race this morning as Savenaca Namokoli of Natabua High School tried his best to snatch the gold.

He now aims to qualify for the Pacific Games.

Reddy says his main focus was to compete and try and qualify for the Pacific Games.

He says it would mean the world to him and his family, to represent Fiji.

Reddy says Savenaca Namokoli of Natabua High School who won silver gave him a tough competition and he has thanked him for it.

He has dedicated the win to his mother, the students of Korovuto College, the Nadi district football team, his family, people of Nadi, especially all the mothers. Samisoni Kaitu of Holy Cross College won the bronze.

Reddy won gold in the senior boys 1,500 metres while Namokoli won gold in the intermediate boys 1,500 metres event.

Meanwhile Akeneta Paulina from Lomaivuna High School won the girls 3,000 metres gold medal.

Paulina has dedicated her win to her school.

Katie Pattie of Natabua High settled for the silver medal while Gladness Simpson of Ratu Luke Secondary took out the bronze medal.



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