Waisake Tewa Selected for 2024 World Indoor Championships

Team Fiji sprinter Waisake Tewa is set to make his mark at the 2024 World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, from March 1-3.

This marks his first-ever indoor and international competition, a significant progress from his success at the 2023 Pacific Games.

Athletics Fiji stated that Tewa’s selection was based on World Athletics Universiality rules, securing Fiji’s spot in the 60m event.

Tewa will be competing in the Men’s 60m sprint Friday March 1. He made his debut in the Fiji colours at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands where he won two silver medals, Men’s 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay, and a 5th place finish in the final of the Men’s 100m.

The former Nakasi High School student made the switch from the 800m to the short sprints after “accidentally” qualifying for the 100m and 200m at last year’s Pacific Games Trials.

Tewa is completing his certificate in Carpentry Engineering at the Fiji National University and has an impressive personal record in the 100m (10.71s), 200m (21.60s), 400m (49.87s) and 800m (1:59.00s) making him one of Fiji’s versatile male sprinters since Niko Verekauta.

Tewa who is coached by Bola Tafo’ou of the Laucala Bay Athletics Club expressed mixed reaction at the prospect of lining up against some of the world’s best sprinters.

He is expected to fly out on Tuesday February 27 with training partner and Tuvalu sprinter Karalo Maibuca.

Photo: Tewa (second from left) with Sailasa Moala, Vishant Reddy and Jonacani Koroi following their Silver Medal win in the Men’s 4*400m at the 2023 Pacific Games

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