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Record was a surprise: Tabakaucoro

July 4, 2014 12:58 am

Pacific sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro was surprised when he learnt that he had broken the men’s 100 metres record at the Oceania Athletics Championships last week.

The former Marist Brothers High School student clocked in a new time of 10.30 seconds at the regional meet and is confident of lowering this time before the Commonwealth Games next month.

“Before we went into the championships at Cook Islands, I had thought that I wasn’t doing enough in training; I was having a slow year. This just indicates that I was doing just enough just to hit those times. Hopefully in the near future, as I go back to training, I will be able to do everything right in the gym as well as on the track.”

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Tabakaucoro was one of nine athletes who participated at the Oceania Athletics meet in Cook Islands last week.

They won 6 gold medals and three new records.

The next competition for the national athletics squad will be the Commonwealth Games in Scotland next month.

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