7 records broken after day 1 of the 2023 Coca-Cola Games

7 records broken after day 1 of the 2023 Coca-Cola Games

By Marika Rasekaseka
Friday 28/04/2023

Seven records have been broken on the first day of the 2023 Coca-Cola Games.

4 athletes from the Sub-Junior Girls 1500m event broke the event record that was set by Laisiana Kororua last year with a time of 5 minutes 35.30 seconds.

Milika Lewairavu of Naitasiri Secondary School won gold with a time of 5 minutes 15.97 seconds, Kalisi Dama of Seaqaqa Central College won silver with a time of 5 minutes 27.38 seconds, Ester Nasici from Cuvu College with bronze with 5 minutes 27.84 seconds while Luisa Muriduadua of St Vincent's College in fourth position clocked 5 minutes 27.84 seconds.

A new record has also been set by Jale Raikatalau of Ratu Kadavulevu in the Sub-Junior 1500m event clocking 4 minutes 43.11 seconds while the previous record was set by Isireli Lagivala in 2017 with a time of 4 minutes 43.42 seconds.

Lilieta Buna of Thomas Baker and Gladness Simpson of Ratu Luke Secondary both broke the Intermediate Girls 1500m record set by Alefina Volavola last year with a time of 5 minutes 16.30 seconds.

Buna won gold with a time of 5 minutes 12.40 seconds while Simpson sets her record time of 5 minutes 14.45 seconds.

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.

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