Tabakaucoro hopes to defend his gold medals at Pacific Games
January 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Sprint King Banuve Tabakaucoro is confident of winning a spot in the 100 metres athletics event at the Pacific Games in July.
Tabakaucoro clocked a time of 10.50 seconds in his last run and is outside the qualifying mark by a hundredth of a second, which stands at 10.40 seconds.
He says he is coming in full force to defend his gold medals in the 100 and 200 metres from the last games in Papua New Guinea in 2015.
“Coming back to athletics, everything came back quickly and I didn’t expect to happen this fast and I’ve been pretty happy with the progress so far and it was a good opportunity for me to get away to get my head right again and now that I’m back the goals are the same is to defend the titles and bring back the gold home for my country.”
He has confirmed his place in the 200 metres where he ran a time of 21.25 seconds.
Tabakaucoro won two gold and two silver in the last Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea in 2015.