28 Jul 2016

Sport: Fiji's lone track rep aiming for PB

12:38 pm on 28 July 2016

Athletics Fiji's lone track athlete Sisilia Seavula is hoping to cut a fair chunk off her personal best to clock under 11.8 seconds in the 100 metres at the Rio Olympics.

Seavula ran her best time of 12.27 seconds earlier this year.

Fiji sprinter Sisilia Seavula.

Fiji's Sisilia Seavula in relay action. Photo: FASANOC

She said she had been working hard and would try her best not to disappoint her fans, who have gathered in Fiji.

Sprint coach Bola Tafou said although it would be tough to achieve, he was confident that her goal was realistic.

Tafou said Seavula had injury and fitness struggles during the US Collegiate season but she had lost weight and regained form since arriving in Fiji three months ago to train.

Seavula and Tafou leave for Rio on Friday.