The David sisters have done it again winning gold in their respective events, Intermediate girls and junior girls 100m final during the Fiji Secondary School athletics Final yesterday.
More than 2000 children from all over Fiji gathered at the HFC Bank stadium for the return of the Fiji Finals or the Coca-Cola games after a lapse of two years.
Interestingly elder sister Chloe David broke the Vanuatu women’s national record in her heats erasing the old time of 12.51 seconds set by Roslyn Nalu setting a new time of 12.01seconds.
It was another electrifying atmosphere yesterday in the finals as Chloe took it to another level winning her gold medal with an unofficial time of 11.80seconds.
Younger sister Claudie won gold in the junior girls with a time of 12.60seconds.
With their gold and blue uniforms, the two sisters erupted the crowds from their seats yesterday to cheer them on chanting “LET THE LIONZ ROAR’’ as they finished strong at the tapping line.
What is Coca-cola games
The Coca-Cola game is the unignorable and ever-changing Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Association national finals.
The annual event is filled with vibrant colors, raucous cheering, tasty food, fierce rivalry, sportsmanship, thrills, spills, and loads of fun.
The Coke Games, with thousands of followers across the country, across the region and all old scholars in all parts of the world, is the one local sporting competition that brings the entire nation to a standstill.
Every year, the stadium is full to the brim despite the meet being aired live on free-to-air television.
The carnival atmosphere inside the stadium serves as the backdrop for the event and is something athletes must handle during competition.
The games have produced some of Fiji’s top athletes like the Pacific Sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro. Rugby players Marika Koroibete, former fiji national 7s coach Iliesa Tanivula and many more men and women athletes.
These young athletes trained for years, months to prepare for the game they shed blood, sweat and tears for their respective high schools just to get the medal of any color.
Once again congratulations to the David sisters for flying Vanuatu’s flag high in this annual event .
Maybe this schools track and field event is something Vanuatu Athletics can learn from and establish a competitive competition such as this for our students using it as a platform to elite level.
Until Next Saturday!
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST