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Banuve short by point zero four seconds

July 8, 2016 8:51 am

South Pacific sprint King, Banuve Tabakaucoro has missed out on the automatic qualification to the Olympic Games in the 100 meters.

Though the Bau bullet set a new national record and a personal best of 10.20 seconds in the final of the Melanesian Games this evening, he missed out on qualifying to the Olympic Games by point zero four seconds.

To qualify for the Rio Games, Tabakaucoro needed to clock 10.16 seconds in the final.

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Tabakaucoro won gold, Aaron Stubbs of Australia took silver and Rodman Teltull grabbed bronze.

Meanwhile, in the Womens division Papua New Guinea’s Toefa Wisil won gold clocking a time of 11.44 seconds, Emily Coppins of Australia won silver while Fiji’s Makereta Naulu seized bronze with a time of 12.12 seconds.

Fiji’s former Coca Cola games champions, Younis Bese came fifth and Sisilia Seavula finished in the eight place.

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