The Nadroga native threw a distance of 31.12m in the sub-junior girl’s discus event smashing the five year record of 29.29 set in 2017 by Adi Cakobau School.
Ratu Sukuna Memorial High School’s Loata Lewageena used criticism to master an event she has never competed in before.
The sub-junior grade discus thrower broke a five year record at the Coca Cola Games and shares her struggles of reaching the top.
The Nadroga native threw a distance of 31.12m in the sub-junior girl’s discus event to win gold, smashing the five year record of 29.29 set in 2017 by Adi Cakobau School.
The 14-year-old says never in her wildest dream did she imagine a podium finish at the games.
“The challenge was when people used to say you can’t reach your own target and you can never win any gold, that when I started to feel uncomfortable, and I never thought I could never win this gold.”
Swami Vivekananda College’s Sulie Matea with an impressive 29.70m throw claimed silver, while in third place settling for bronze with a throw of 27.89m is Siteri Ralulu of Sigatoka Methodist College.