Snow talks fu­ture af­ter Coke Games

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in­ter­est is not on the medal tally; it is to see new po­ten­tials stars be­cause they are the ones that will be important for Fiji. “`Next year the Ocea­nia cham­pi­onships will be held in Suva and De­cem­ber next year is the Mini Games in Van­u­atu. It’s very, very important and we hope that the up­com­ing stars, es­pe­cially in the in­ter­me­di­ate and se­nior di­vi­sions, will be able to stay in the sport when they leave school and con­trib­ute to ath­let­ics Fiji,” Snow said.

Snow rates Finau Jasper Wil­liams High School sprint queen Alesi Finau is one ath­lete Snow is look­ing out for since is one of the three Fi­jian fe­male ath­letes bat­tling for a spot in Rio. Finau will be run­ning in the in­ter­me­di­ate girls 100m and 200m. Finau has set her­self up for a pos­si­ble wild­card en­try to the Rio Olympics af­ter clock­ing 12.33 sec­onds in the open women’s 100m fi­nal in the Shop N Save Ath­let­ics Fiji Na­tional Cham­pi­onship which was held at the ANZ Sta­dium late last month.

“It will be in­ter­est­ing to see how Alesi does here, she is the one that I’m in­ter­ested in to see be­cause she is fastest 100m run­ner for the women this year and we just want to see if she can go to an­other level. “Af­ter that then we will turn our at­ten­tion to com­pe­ti­tion in the South­west­ern Iowa Com­mu­nity Col­lege where You­nis and Sisilia are bat­tling for a place in Rio too; it’s go­ing to be in­ter­est­ing to see. “I’m more in­ter­ested to see the qual­ity of the per­for­mance,” Snow said. Mean­while day one of com­pe­ti­tion be­gins to­day at 4pm with the ju­nior girl’s high jump at the ANZ Sta­dium. Edited by Manasa Kalouniv­iti

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