Boletakanakadavu and Tewa through to 100m finals tonight

Boletakanakadavu and Tewa through to 100m finals tonight

By Navitalai Naivalurua , Alipate Narawa
Tuesday 28/11/2023

Coca-Cola Games sprint queen Kesaia Boletakanakadavu and Waisake Tewa will compete in the 100 metre finals tonight at the Pacific Games.

Boletakanakadavu finished with the 8th fastest run in the women's 100 metres semi final last night with a time of 12.60 seconds while Tewa clocked the 6th fastest in the men's 100 metres semi final with a time of 10.81 seconds.

The Women's 100 metres final will start at 8.30 tonight and the men's event will be at 8.45pm.

Meanwhile, Korovuto College student Vishant Reddy finished third in the 800 metres heats and is expected to be a medal contender in the final at 7 tonight.

Sailasa Moala has also qualified for the 800 metres final.

Team Fiji will be featuring in 11 different sports today from Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Netball, Sailing, Taekwondo, Tennis, Touch Rugby and Va’a.

In Athletics, Samuela Railoa, Jonacani Koroi and Sailasa Moala will be competing in the Men’s 400 metre heats in this hour, while the Women’s 400 metre heats will feature Melania Turaga Loalini Raikadroka starting at 12.40pm.

Deborah Bulai is participating in the Women’s 4kg Hammer Throw at 3pm.

Team Fiji gold medal prospect Semiti Matanitobua is taking part in the Shot Put Ambulant at 5.45 this afternoon.

In Beach Volleyball, the Men’s team face New Caledonia in this hour, they next play Wallis and Futuna at 4.30pm, their last game is with Australia at 7pm while the Women’s team face PNG at 1pm and then play the Solomon Islands at 9pm.

For Boxing, Elia Rokobuli will compete in the 63kg category against his opponent from Nauru at 2pm.

In Football the Men’s team will play the Solomon Islands at 4pm in their semi final.

Tanisha Chand is currently competing in the Taekwando Women’s 46kg category semi final, Lolohea Naitasi has her second bout in the 62kg at midday while Venice Traill will compete in the 73kg category at 1pm.

In Tennis, the Men’s Doubles semi finals are currently underway with Charles Cornish and William O’Connell playing Guam, while Ruby Coffin and Tarani Kamoe are competing in the Women’s Doubles semi finals with the Solomon Islands.

In Va’a, the Men’s and Women’s V6 500 metres heats start at 1.25pm with the finals at 2.35pm and the V6 1,500 metres finals are at 1.05pm for the Women’s and 1.15pm for the Men’s.

Fiji is currently 5th in the Pacific Games medal tally with 12 gold, 16 silver and 17 bronze.

New Caledonia is leading with 63 gold, 41 silver and 39bronze, while Australia is in second place with 29 gold, 19 silver and 11 bronze.

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