Former sprint queen helps Navia
Usaia Navia was the fi rst of Shreedhaar Maharaj College in Wainibokasi to win a gold medal for his school in the Triple N Zone meet at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday. The zone’s senior boys 200 metres champion said since this was his final year in high school, he want- ed to make his school proud by proving himself to his coach and securing his spot in the Coca-Cola Games later this month. The Nasama native from Nadroga lad is coached by former South Pacific Games sprint queen Makelesi Bulikiobo- Batimala. He said being couched by a former national sprinting star was a privilege and he hopes to continue performing under her guidance in the Coca-Cola Games.
“I feel so happy and still can’t believe I came first, but I know there is still more to improve.” Navia has been participating in the Triple N Zone since his first year in high school. He only made it to the Coke Games in 2013.