SHARON FIRISUA SETS NEW NATIONAL RECORD AT GLASGOW

Sharon Firisua at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photo credit: Reports' Academy.

Sharon Firisua at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photo credit: Reports’ Academy.

The last athlete to compete for Team Solomon Islands in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Sharon Firisua has set a new Solomon Islands National.

The Reporters Academy reports, despite typically tough Scottish weather conditions, Sharon ran a time of 18 minutes 45-point-eighteen seconds to set the new National Record.

Sharon explained, the weather was not good for her, adding her breathing was okay but her legs were heavy from the cold.

Despite this, Sharon said she was really pleased with her time, and managed to put in a good turn of speed for the last lap to smash the national record.

Meanwhile, the team also thanked the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation HRH, Prince Imran for being able to compete in the Commonwealth Games.

A media statement from Commonwealth Games Media Liaison Officer Kathy Atkinson today said the head of Team Solomon Islands Ronald Talasasa presented a replica of a traditional war canoe and shell money as gifts of appreciation to the head of Commonwealth Games, which signifies the country’s unity and friendship among the nations of the Commonwealth.

Being delighted with the gifts Prince Imran said he hopes Solomon Islands will continue to support the Commonwealth Games Federation strengthening it to grow stronger.

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