Coca-Cola Games 2023

Coca-Cola Games 2023

By fijivillage
Saturday 29/04/2023
Overall girls Champions Adi Cakobau School and Overall boys Champions Marist Brothers High School

Marist Brothers High School has won the boys division title while Adi Cakobau School has taken out the girls division.

Marist ended the 2023 Cola-Cola Games with 13 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze.

Adi Cakobau School finished the girls division with 10 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze.

Day 3 Action


2023 Coca-Cola Games : Marist and ACS win

By Marika Rasekaseka, Vijay Narayan
Saturday 29/04/2023
Marist Brothers High School and Adi Cakobau School will win the boys and girls division title respectively based on the fijivillage medal tally

Marist Brothers High School has won the boys division title while Adi Cakobau School has taken out the girls division.

Marist ended the 2023 Cola-Cola Games with 13 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze.

They have won the boys division title after 7 years.

Ratu Kadavulevu School finished in second place with 9 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze.

Suva Grammar School is in third place with 7 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze.

Queen Victoria School is in fourth place with 3 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze.

Adi Cakobau School finished the girls division with 10 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze.

Suva Grammar School is in second place with 8 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze.

MGM High School who won the junior and senior grades finished in third place with 7 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze.

Naitasiri Secondary School is in fourth place with 4 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze.

Following the win, Marist coach and former student of the school, Antonio Raboiliku says a lot had to be done after Marist only won 2 gold medals last year.

Raboiliku says it was his first year as coach for Marist and competition is really tough in the boys division.

He says for him, this is his divine calling to assist and teach students that nothing comes easy in life.

Raboiliku also gave credit to Marist Principal, Asish Dayal.

He says Dayal has been there from day 1 and so many things were said about him and his decision to let go of all the old coaches and bring in the new coaches.

Raboiliku says at the end of the day, they are all part of the Marist family, and wherever they go they aim to produce the results.

ACS coach, Makelesi Bulikiobo-Batimala says their victory today was not an easy one.

You can check out the full medal tally, results, stories, interviews and our special video feature, fijivillage Re-Live on our website and app, fijivillage.

You can check out all the full medal tally, results, stories, interviews and our special video feature, fijivillage Re-Live on our website and app, fijivillage.


2023 Coca-Cola Games : Close contests in the 4x400 metres final

By Rashika Kumar, Vijay Narayan
Saturday 29/04/2023
Natabua High School beat all odds to win gold in the final event of the 2023 Coca-Cola Games.

The senior boys 4x400 metres relay team of Natabua High School beat all odds to win gold in the final event of the 2023 Coca-Cola Games.

Suva Grammar School settled for silver while Ratu Kadavulevu School won the bronze.

In a close senior girls final, Grammar won gold, Jasper got silver while MGM won the bronze.

In the intermediate boys 4x400 metres final, RKS snatched the gold medal, Natabua won silver while Grammar settled for the bronze.

In a nail biting decider in the intermediate girls division, Frances Tuva and her team got gold for ACS, Bucalevu Secondary School won silver and MGM High again won the bronze.

In the junior boys division, Marist won gold, Grammar won the silver medal while Holy Cross won bronze.

Vunisea Secondary School won their first gold in the junior girls grade, Grammar won silver while Jasper got silver.

In the boys sub junior 4x400 metres relay final, RKS won gold, Marist won silver and Grammar won bronze while in the girls division, Grammar won gold, Naitasiri Secondary School won silver while ACS settled for bronze.



Marist and MGM scoop 4x100 metres senior grade titles

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 29/04/2023
Marist and MGM scoop 4x100 metres senior grade titles

Marist Brothers High School won the senior boys 4x100 metres final after a commanding performance to finish first ahead of Queen Victoria School which won silver and RKS who settled for bronze.

Kesaia Boletakanakadavu capped off her last Coca-Cola Games by helping the MGM High senior girls’ quartet scoop gold with ACS finishing in second place to win silver while Suva Grammar settled for bronze in the senior girls division.

In the intermediate boys division, Marist proved too strong to finish first, RKS came in second to win silver while QVS settled for bronze.

Suva Grammar School won the intermediate girls division after Claudy David snatched gold for the Grammar quartet in the last 20 metres of the race as they finished ahead of MGM High who won silver while Natabua High won bronze.

Suva Grammar also made a statement in the junior boys division finishing in first place ahead of QVS who won silver with Natabua High finishing third.

In the junior girls division, MGM High School made a strong finish with their anchor runner to bag gold with ACS and Natabua High School finishing second and third respectively.

Marist scooped gold in the sub-junior boys division, Suva Grammar won silver while RKS finished third to win bronze.

MGM High School took out gold in the sub-junior girls division while Suva Grammar finished second to win silver and ACS settling for bronze.




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
Marist and ACS athletes in action during the 4x100m relay event earlier today

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.

Ratu Kadavulevu School is in second place with 4 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze.

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

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

Adi Cakobau School is leading the girls division with 8 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.

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

Naitasiri Secondary School is in third place with 3 gold and 2 bronze.

Ratu Sukuna Memorial School is in fourth place with 3 gold and 1 bronze.

The 800 metres finals are currently underway, the 200 metres finals start at around midday, 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 : Grammar’s Caginivalu and MGM’s Boletakanakadavu reign supreme after winning 200 metres finals

By Mosese Raqio, Vijay Narayan
Saturday 29/04/2023
MGM High School’s Kesaia Boletakanadavu and Suva Grammar School’s Semesa Caginivalu (2551)

Suva Grammar School’s Semesa Caginivalu and MGM High School’s Kesaia Boletakanadavu are reigning supreme in this year’s Coca-Cola Games after bagging gold medals in the senior 200 metres finals.

Caginivalu who won the 100 metres senior final, beat fellow Grammar runner, Ratu Alipate Vuiwakaya in a photo-finish 200 metres final.

Caginivalu says it feels great to win his second gold medal.

Iliesa Ratubalavu of Cuvu College settled for the bronze medal in the 200 metres final.

Kesaia Boletakanakadavu made a strong statement again in the 200 metres senior girls final, winning gold, and beating Melania Ranadi of ACS who won silver and Grammar’s Chloe David who settled for bronze.

Senirusi Rauqe scooped gold for QVS in the intermediate boys division while MGM duo Emosi Laqere and Ratu Penaia Ramisarai settled for silver and bronze respectively.

Adi Cakobau School’s Frances Tuva won gold while team mate Imeri Nasali won silver with Claudy David of Grammar finishing third to settle for bronze.

In the junior boys division, Ratu Apenisa Lalabalavu of Marist won gold, Francis Bakaniceva of International School Suva won silver with Asalusi Raloka of Ba Sanatan College settling for bronze.

Lidia Waqairapoa won gold for MGM High in the junior girls division, Filomena Navula of ACS won silver while International School Suva’s Emelia Lobendahn Wood finished third to win bronze.

Marist duo Haggai Sukanaivalu and Ebenezer Saukuru won gold and silver respectively while Suva Grammar’s Ratu Aisea Kubunakaravi in the sub-junior boys division.

Hephzipah Tuimanono of Suva Grammar won gold for the sub-junior girls division, Levana Agnes of Immaculate Conception College finished second to win silver while Pasemaca Bukalidi settled for bronze.




2023 Coca-Cola Games : Mataika of RKS and Turaga of Jasper win senior 800 metres

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 29/04/2023
Ratu Kadavulevu School’s Ratu Tuili Mataika and Jasper Williams High School’s Melania Turaga

Ratu Kadavulevu School’s Ratu Tuili Mataika won gold in the much anticipated 800 metres senior boys final finishing ahead of Nakasi High School’s Ilaitia Matadradra who won silver.

Lekima Masirewa of Dreketi Central College finished in third place to win bronze.

Jasper Williams High School’s Melania Turaga proved too strong in the senior girls division with a great run to take out gold with MGM’s Alefina Volavola finishing second and winning silver while Seruwaia Kuru of Vatukaloko Secondary School won bronze.

In the intermediate boys division, Marist’s Abaramo Ratucove won gold after a strong performance leaving Samisoni Kaitu of Holy Cross College to settle for silver with Manueli Tuikuku finishing third to win bronze.

Rusila Tabuyawa bagged gold for Naitasiri Secondary School in the intermediate girls division, Iva Seniwakula of Wainimala Secondary School took out silver while Lilieta Buna of Thomas Baker Secondary School finished third.

DAV College Ba’s Serupepeli Naidegidegi finished strong in the junior boys division to win gold, Marist’s Josefa Ravuaka and Josua Koroi of QVS settled for bronze.

Natabua High’s Adi Lutumailagi scooped gold in the junior girls division, Elizabeth Kalouniviti finished second while Naomi Galo of Nasesevia Secondary took out bronze.

Jale Raikatalau of Ratu Kadavulevu School took out gold in the sub-junior boys division, fellow team mate Amani Rakula won silver with Semisi Veirogoci of Suva Grammar finishing third to win bronze.

In the sub-junior girls division, Milika Lewairavu won her second gold medal for Naitasiri Secondary School with Miliakere Marama of Saint John’s College finishing second to win silver while Luisa Mole of Namosi Secondary settled for bronze.




2023 Coca-Cola Games : Nalewabau of ACS wins her second gold medal

By Vijay Narayan
Saturday 29/04/2023
Adi Cakobau School’s Yvonne Nalewabau

Adi Cakobau School’s Yvonne Nalewabau has won her second gold medal in this year’s Coca-Cola Games.

Nalewabau won gold in the senior girls triple jump this morning.

She had won her first medal in the senior girls long jump yesterday. Abigail Tavuyara of Saint Joseph’s Secondary School settled for the silver medal in the senior girls triple jump while Liliviwa Ranitu of Xavier College got the bronze.




Lewageena sets new record in the junior girls discus

By Marika Rasekaseka, Vijay Narayan
Saturday 29/04/2023
15-year-old Loata Lewageena of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School

15-year-old Loata Lewageena of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School has set a new record in the junior girls discus with a throw of 35.30 metres.

She broke the previous record of 33.50 metres set in 2017.

In the same event, 15-year-old Matea Sulue Tanya of Swami Vivekananda College won silver, and her throw was also beyond the previous record.

Tanya’s throw was 35.22 metres.

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.




Day 2 Action


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.




Day 1 Action


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.




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.




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