Athletics

Tabakaucoro hopes for the best in 200 meters final of the Melanesian Championships

Banuve Tabakaucoro vows to do his best in the 200 meters finals at the Melanesian Athletics Championships at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today. Tabakaucoro set a new national record in the 100 meters final last night. He clocked 10.2 seconds and secured a new personal best. However, he missed out on qualifying  to Rio […]

Luke Nacei

July 9, 2016 10:30 am

Banuve Tabakaucoro vows to do his best in the 200 meters finals at the Melanesian Athletics Championships at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today.

Banuve Tabakaucoro in his 100 meters race last night. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)
Banuve Tabakaucoro in the 100 meters final race last night. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)

Tabakaucoro set a new national record in the 100 meters final last night.

He clocked 10.2 seconds and secured a new personal best.

However, he missed out on qualifying  to Rio with the Olympic qualifying time being 10.16secs.

The Bau native has one more chance in the 200m finals later today.

TABAKAUCORO: “Today is just a special moment for sprinting in Fiji in general, usually our records are set overseas but tonight I wanted to bring that back home and keep the fastest man title here in Fiji. I am really pleased with my performance but I fell short of the qualifiers and its heart breaking but I have to 200m,  so I’ll just push hard.”

Meanwhile, the 200 meters finals will be at 2.35pm this afternoon.

The Melanesian Athletics Championships ends today.

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