With the Coca-Cola Games coming up, anticipation is at an all-time high. Student-athletes have been training hard in order to achieve maximum fitness in hopes of attaining a medal at the school competition.


Jale Raikatalau is a prime example of this. Hailing from the village of Sawakasa in Tailevu, Jale had won a gold medal for Ratu Kadavulevu School in the sub-junior boys 1500 metres last year. He broke a five-year-old record.


that was originally held by Yasawa High School’s Isireli Lagivala with a time of 4.43.42. This year he is hoping to repeat history in his two events. You can see him participate in the junior boy 800 metres and 1500 metres and once again represent Ratu Kadavulevu School.
His competitors include familiar faces like Semisi Veirogoci of Suva Grammar School & his teammate Amani Rakula of RKS.


When Jale was asked about the hardest part of his training regiment he answered that the struggle was to wake up early in the morning to train.


His teammate, Amani Rakula won silver while Semisi Veirogoci of Suva Grammar School claimed the bronze medal last year in the sub-junior 1500 metres race.


Last year, scoops top award; Marist and ACS rule. RatA fun fact to summarise, at 14-years-old Jale Raikatalau became the first athlete in the sub-junior grade to scoop the best male athlete prize at the Coca-Cola Games last year. Further proving the point that he is a top competitor to look out for.