When you are the champion, there will be a lot of challenges and defending your title is going to be tough.
This has been stated by Suva Grammar School athletics coach Jone Delai.
He says their preparation towards this year’s Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 competition was behind schedule due to some unforeseen circumstances but that did not dampen the athletes’ spirit to try and defend their title.
Delai says he believes in his athletes and he has full confidence in them that they can still deliver the goods.
He adds they have lost some of the gold medal prospects to other schools and some have gone overseas but that does not take away his belief in his current athletes.
Meanwhile, Grammar and Marist are currently leading the girls’ and boys’ division medal tally.
Marist Brothers High School and Suva Grammar School have extended their lead in the boys’ and girls’ division respectively in the Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 competition.
According to the fijivillage medal tally, Marist is leading with 4 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze followed by Suva Grammar with 2 gold and 2 bronze.
Ratu Latianara College and Nuku Secondary School share the third place with 1 silver each.
In the girls’ division, Grammar leads with 4 gold and 3 silver, Lomary Secondary School is in second place with 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze, while Saint Joseph’s Secondary School is still in third place with 2 silver and 1 bronze.
Two records have been broken so far.
The first record was broken by Jake Yee of Yat Sen Secondary School in the sub-junior boys long jump event with a jump of 5.34 metres beating the old record of 5.30 metres.
The second record was broken by Ebenezer Saukuru of Marist in the sub-junior boys grade of the javelin event with a throw of 48.43 metres smashing the old record of 36.76 metres.
You can check out the photos and videos of Suva Zone 2 on our website, fijivillage.
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