Do­miniko’s Golden Jump

Fiji Sun - - Sport - JUS­TINE MAN­NAN jus­tine.man­nan@fi­jisun. jus­tine.man­nan@fi­jisun.com.fj

Do­miniko Roko­maqisa of Suva One took out the gold medal in the Un­der-14 boys’ high jump. He jumped 1.58me­tres in the Cen­tral Divi­sion FMF Chow Games at the ANZ Sta­dium, Suva yes­ter­day. The 14-year-old lad from Ono in Vabea, Ka­davu came fourth last year but said he was sur­prised to fin­ish first this year.

“I re­ally wasn’t ex­pect­ing to come first and win gold, when I jumped that last bar my heart al­most skipped a beat when I cleared it,” Roko­maqisa said. “Know­ing that I fin­ished fourth last year, I wanted to im­prove that record and maybe fin­ish third or even sec­ond. I trained hard and gave it my best and that I have won gold is a proud and un­be­liev­able mo­ment for me.” Roko­maqisa said he could not have achieved all that with­out the help of his Edited by Leone Cabenatabua coach Ed­ward Rounds. “My coach helped me through my train­ing and in­spired me to give my best. “Win­ning gold in my fi­nal year in pri­mary school is some­thing spe­cial and I will con­tinue to take high jump and hope to get even bet­ter.”

Mean­while, in the U13 girl’s high jump, Sisilia Elenoa Tukidia won gold for Suva One with a jump of 1.40m. Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

He jumped 1.58me­tres in the Cen­tral Divi­sion.

Do­miniko Roko­maqisa clears the bar with his jump of 1.58 me­tres in U14 grade yes­ter­day.

Etu­ate Dau­ni­tutu of Nas­inu wins the U14 100m boy’s race yes­ter­day.

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