Pacific Sprint King back for 2019 Pacific Games

Pacific Sprint King Banuve Tabakaucoro will be making his comeback at the 2019 Pacific Games.

The ‘Bau bullet’ returns after two years.

He switched to rugby after the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

Tabakaucoro was also part of the Fiji Airways Fiji 7s extended squad last year and a member of the Fiji 7s team that scooped silver medal in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.

 He believes he still has the pace to burn any athletics track after the two-year lay-off.

The 26 year-old has confirmed this after being spotted in the past few months training again at the ANZ stadium in Suva.

Tabakaucoro says he has been back training on the track for the past six to seven months.

He had just returned from a knee injury and is preparing well.

He also confirmed of keeping his options open about his rugby career.

Tabakaucoro says that he has already qualified for the Pacific Games Men’s 200 metres and is yet to qualify for the 100 metres.

He says that he will not sit and depend on the current time that he has set during the qualifying trials.

Tabakaucoro says that he remains committed to his coach Bola Tafou and trainer Henry Elder in his preparation for the upcoming Pacific Games.

The 2019 Pacific Games will be held in Apia, Samoa in July next year.