The 100m race is arguably one of the most anticipated events at the Coca-Cola games. There’s nothing that can pump you up quite like spectating this particular race.

With the Coca-Cola games around the corner, there are a few notable student-athletes to look out for. In particular the Intermediate Girls 100m event. This year, the participants include:

  1. Claudie David – Suva Grammar School
  2. Lydia Waqairapoa – Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
  3. Florence Kikau -Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
  4. Imeri Nasali – Adi Cakobau School
  5. Nina Sagaitu – Lelean Memorial School
  6. Vaciseva Naibena – Jasper Williams High School  – Going in with the best time
  7. Marica Narebai – Natabua Secondary School

It’s worth noting that in 2022 Claudie David had a powerful finish in the Junior Girls 100m where she won gold. Marica Narebai took silver for Natabua and Elizabeth Chute bronze for Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. Last year, Claudie David took the gold from MGM in the 4×100 Junior Girls race denying MGM a clean sweep in the 4×100 which was the only event that didn’t receive a gold medal in.

This year David and Imeri of ACS will meet again and this will be Lydia’s (MGM) first time competing with them. With each of them vying for the coveted gold medal, spectators are definitely in for an entertaining 100m dash.

At 16 years of age, Claudie has already made her mark representing Vanuatu at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England in 2022. She also recently represented her home country Vanuatu at the Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands. Growing up, she mentioned that her hero was the track queen of the Pacific herself – Toea Wisil.


Below is a breakdown by the FM96 Crackfast crew on each athlete’s profile


Who’s going to take the gold this year? Drop your guesses in the comment section.