2023 Coca-Cola Games : Naitasiri Secondary lead the girls division while Natabua lead the boys division

2023 Coca-Cola Games : Naitasiri Secondary lead the girls division while Natabua lead the boys division

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 28/04/2023

As we enter day 2 of competition of the 2023 Coca-Cola Games, Naitasiri Secondary School lead the girls division while Natabua High School lead the boys division.

Naitasiri Secondary School are in first place with 2 gold and 2 bronze.

Adi Cakobau School and Bucalevu Secondary School are tied at second place with 2 gold medals each.

Saint Joseph’s Secondary School is in fourth place with 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.

In the boys division, Natabua High School is in first place with 2 gold and 1 bronze.

Ratu Kadavulevu School is in second place with 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.

Marist Brothers High School is in third place with 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze.

Holy Cross and Suva Grammar are tied at fourth place with 1 gold and 1 silver.

The events start at 9am today at the HFC Bank Stadium.

The 3,000 metres finals will start at 9.15am, the 200 metres heats will start at 9.45am, the 800 metres heats start at 11.46am, the 4x400 metres heats start at 1pm, the 400 metres finals start at 2.15pm while the 100 metres finals start at 2.40pm.

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.


Lewairavu of Naitasiri Secondary wins first gold medal at 2023 Coca-Cola Games

By Alipate Narawa
Thursday 27/04/2023
Sub-Jnr Girls 1500m gold medalist, Milika Lewairavu of Naitasiri Secondary School

Milika Lewairavu of Naitasiri Secondary School has won the first gold medal in the girls sub-junior 1,500 metres event at the Coca-Cola Games 2023.

Lewairavu broke away from the rest of the pack in the last 200 metres, and there was no looking back from there.

Kalisi Dama of Seaqaqa Central College took the silver while Ester Nasici settled for the bronze medal.

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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.


Raikatalau wins first gold for RKS at 2023 Coca-Cola Games

By Alipate Narawa
Thursday 27/04/2023
Jale Raikatalau has won the first gold medal for Ratu Kadavulevu School

Jale Raikatalau has won the first gold medal for Ratu Kadavulevu School in the sub-junior boys 1500 metres.

Voniani Veremalua of Wainimala Secondary won the silver medal while Iferemi Masibana of Seaqaqa Central College wons the bronze.

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.



Tikoitukuna wins second gold medal for Naitasiri Secondary

By Alipate Narawa
Thursday 27/04/2023
Laisiana Tikoitukuna has won the second gold medal for Naitasiri Secondary School in the junior girls 1,500 metres event

Laisiana Tikoitukuna has won the second gold medal for Naitasiri Secondary School in the junior girls 1,500 metres event at the Coca-Cola Games 2023.

Naomi Qalo of Nasesevia Secondary School settled for silver while Sera Marama of Naitasiri Secondary took out the bronze medal.

The 1,500 metres finals are currently underway.






Namakoli of Natabua dedicates 1,500 metres inter gold medal win to parents and supporters

Buna of Thomas Baker Sec wins inter girls 1,500 metres
By Rashika Kumar, Mansi Chand
Thursday 27/04/2023
Savenaca Namakoli of Natabua High School and Lilieta Buna of Thomas Baker Secondary School

Savenaca Namakoli of Natabua High School who won gold in the intermediate boys 1,500 metres event at the Coca-Cola Games has dedicated the win to his parents and supporters.

While speaking to fijivillage News after the win, Namakoli says he has been preparing for the race for the past one month.

Namakoli has also thanked head coach Waliki Satakala for training him every day.

Rosivela Matanimeke of Waidina Secondary has won silver while Akaash Singh of Khalsa College walked away with the bronze medal.

Meanwhile, Lilieta Buna of Thomas Baker Secondary School has won gold in the intermediate girls 1,500 metres, Gladness Simpson of Ratu Luke Secondary won the silver while Akeneta Lutu of Lomaivuna High School has settled for bronze.

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.



Lewairavu and Tikoitukuna win gold for Naitasiri Secondary

By Vijay Narayan, Alipate Narawa, Mosese Raqio
Thursday 27/04/2023
Milika Lewairavu and Laisiana Tikoitukuna of Naitasiri Secondary School have both won gold medals for their school in the 1,500 metres events

Milika Lewairavu and Laisiana Tikoitukuna of Naitasiri Secondary School have both won gold medals for their school in the 1,500 metres events.

Lewairavu won gold in the girls sub-junior 1,500 metres event.

She broke away from the rest of the pack in the last 200 metres, and there was no looking back from there.

She dedicated her win to her parents and siblings who helped and supported her.

Lewairavu says she has been training for the last 2 weeks and it has certainly paid off with the win.

Kalisi Dama of Seaqaqa Central College took the silver while Esther Nasici settled for the bronze medal.

Laisiana Tikoitukuna won the second gold medal for Naitasiri Secondary School in the junior girls 1,500 metres event.

Naomi Qalo of Nasesevia Secondary School settled for silver while Sera Marama of Naitasiri Secondary took out the bronze medal.

Meanwhile Ledua Cama of St Vincent College Natovi won gold in the junior boys 1,500 metres.

Apisai Leone of Lautoka Muslim College won the silver medal while Marika Lawaniyavi of Thomas Baker walked away with the bronze.



Vishant Reddy of Korovuto College dedicates gold medal win to his family

Funahashi wins gold in girls division despite pressure
By Alipate Narawa, Naveel Krishant, Rashika Kumar
Thursday 27/04/2023
Vishant Reddy of Korovuto College and Hina Funahashi of Jasper Williams High School

Vishant Reddy of Korovuto College has dedicated his win to his family in Fiji and abroad.

Reddy won gold in the senior boys 1,500 metres event at the Coca-Cola Games 2023.

Makesh Nand of Ba Sanatan College won silver while Arjun Gounder of Central College had to settle for bronze. Meanwhile, Hina Funahashi of Jasper Williams High School who has won gold in the senior girl 1500 metres says she was under a lot of pressure to win again this year but she has managed it.

Funahashi, who is from Japan, also won a gold medal in the intermediate grade last year.

Funahashi will be moving back to Japan at the end of the year.

Alefina Volavola of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial High School won silver while Veniana Tuiloma of Vunisea Secondary School won the bronze.



2023 Coca-Cola Games : Viriviri of SVC and Buli of SJSS win gold in the junior girls high jump

By Vijay Narayan
Thursday 27/04/2023
Sereana Viriviri of Swami Vivekananda College and Ateca Buli of Saint Joseph’s Secondary

Sereana Viriviri of Swami Vivekananda College and Ateca Buli of Saint Joseph’s Secondary have both won gold in the junior girls high jump.

They both had a jump of 1.52 metres.

It was also a tussle for bronze as Sereana Vocea of Xavier College and Maria Gata of Holy Cross College both took out the bronze medal.



Competition heats up in junior boys 100 metres as favourites qualify for final

By Mosese Raqio
Thursday 27/04/2023

The junior boys 100 metres final of the Coca-Cola Games will be an interesting tussle as favorites Simon Wilson of Suva Grammar School, Gospel High School’s Salamisa Masi and International School Suva’s Francis Bakaniceva have all qualified for the final.

This is after they all won their heats today.

Tough competition will also be provided by Bucalevu Secondary School’s Mikaele Tawake, Lami High School’s Bewa Kau, and Ratu Kadavulevu School’s Aminiasi Tavailagi.

The 100 metres finals will be held at 2.40pm tomorrow.

Stay with us for updates



2023 Coca-Cola Games : Nalewabau scoops gold for ACS in senior girls long jump

By Alipate Narawa
Thursday 27/04/2023
Yvonne Nalewabau of Adi Cakobau School (center), Siteri Nokelevu of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial High (right) and Catherine Babale of Saint Joseph’s Secondary (left)

Yvonne Nalewabau of Adi Cakobau School has scooped the gold medal in the senior girls long jump event at the Coca-Cola Games 2023.

Siteri Nokelevu of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial High won silver while Catherine Babale of Saint Joseph’s Secondary had to settle for bronze.




Boletakanakadavu hot favorite to win 100 mtrs title again, close tussle expected between Marist’s Tuigau and Grammar’s Caginivalu

By Mosese Raqio, Vijay Narayan
Thursday 27/04/2023
MGM High School’s Kesaia Boletakanakadavu, Marist Brothers High School’s Mesulame Tuigau and Grammar’s Semesa Caginivalu

Get ready for the ultimate showdown in this year’s Coca-Cola Games 100 metres senior boys and girls finals following exciting heats on day 1.

MGM High School’s Kesaia Boletakanakadavu is the hot favourite to win the 100 metres again.

Boletakanakadavu clocked the fastest time in the senior girls division - stopping the clock at 12.25 seconds.

Her main threats would be Adi Cakobau School’s Melania Ranadi who clocked a time of 12.49 seconds in her heat and Suva Grammar’s Chloe David who ran a time of 12.55 seconds. David came second in the heat won by Ranadi.

In the boys division, Marist Brothers High School’s Mesulame Tuigau clocked the fastest time.

His time was 10.86 seconds.

Tuigau is expected to face tough competition from Grammar’s Semesa Caginivalu who clocked a time of 10.88 seconds and Ratu Alipate Vuiwakaya of Grammar who ran in a time of 10.90 seconds.

Meanwhile, Suva Grammar’s Claudy David has also made a statement in the intermediate girls 100 metres after a commanding finish in her heat today. She has qualified for the final alongside ACS duo, Imeri Nasali and Dovitila Naita, Natabua High School’s Oca Dia Nasulunibawa and Marica Narebai, Suva Grammar’s Ivamere Fifita and MGM’s Tirisiani Kiliraki and Elizabeth Chute.

Expect another tussle in the intermediate boys 100 metres final as MGM’s Emosi Laqere has clocked the fastest time of 10.91 seconds while MGM’s Penaia Ramasirai has qualified with a time of 11 seconds.

Other athletes gunning for gold in this are Marist’s Ravuama Latilevu and Viliame Vela, Queen Victoria School’s Nathan Steven and RKS runners Joseph Andrews and Alipate Navukula.

In the junior girls division, MGM’s Leila Sanday and Lidia Waqairapoa, Filomena Navula of ACS, Natabua High’s Alisi Drasuna and Storm Naivalu, Keleni Lutu Samantha of Bucalevu Secondary, Emelia Lobendahn Wood and Vunisea Secondary’s Jeini Mereani Saukilagi have qualified for the final.

For the junior boys, the tussle will be between Gospel High School’s Salamisa Masi, International School Suva’s Francis Bakaniceva and Ratu Kadavulevu School’s Aminiasi Tavailagi.

Suva Grammar’s Simon Wilson and Lami High School’s Inoke Bewakau have also qualified for the final.

The 100 metres finals will be held at 2.40pm tomorrow



Marist clean sweep junior boys shot put

By Alipate Narawa
Thursday 27/04/2023
Sosefo Fonorito won the gold medal with a throw of 13.22 metres

Marist Brothers High School made a clean sweep in the junior boys shot put.

Sosefo Fonorito won the gold medal with a throw of 13.22 metres, Christian Oakley won silver and Salestino Mainakavika settled for bronze.

Fonorito dedicated the win to his parents.

He is coached by his father Sosefo Senior who says it is really tough coaching his son, as the expectations are really high from the school as a whole.

Fonorito Senior also says he is very thankful that his son fought a good fight and also thanks the other two Marist boys, because it was anybody’s game but it just came down to who wanted it more.

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.



Nagauna wins first gold for Nasikawa Vision College

By Rashika Kumar, Mansi Chand
Thursday 27/04/2023
Lanieta Nagauna has won the first gold medal for Nasikawa Vision College after a throw of 10.93 metres in the intermediate girls shot put event

Lanieta Nagauna has won the first gold medal for Nasikawa Vision College after a throw of 10.93 metres in the intermediate girls shot put event at the 2023 Coca-Cola Games.

Nagauna says she won bronze last year and they have been training since December last year.

She has dedicated the win to her parents, grandparents, friends and coaches.

Fifita Uluilakepa from Saint Joseph’s Secondary School won silver after a throw of 10.32 metres while Adi Lewavou has won bronze for Natabua High School after throwing a distance of 10.06 metres.


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