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Golden boys Yeshnil Karan and Rusiate Matai given a well-deserved hero’s welcome in Tavua

Written by on December 5, 2023

Here is an interesting statistic: of the 5 gold medals Fiji won in Athletics at the recently concluded Pacific Games, 4 or 80% were from Tavua. We had one in the high jump from Balata College student who, despite being the shortest athlete competing grabbed gold with a jump of 2.04m. His accomplishment is especially impressive when you realise he only managed a bronze medal jump of 1.89m at this years Coca-cola Games.

Video: Team Fiji 
Then we had former Tavua College student Yeshnil Karan.
Pic: Semi Turaga 
Karan was a revelation as he completely dominated the 3 events he ran in namely the 10,000m, 5,000m and the 3,000m steeplechase. 
Video: Team Fiji 
After such commanding performances from both, it was only fitting that they received a heroes welcome in Tavua where both hail from. 
Video: Rakatia Vetaia  
Once again we congratulate both young men on their achievement and we look forward to seeing them in more competitions. 

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