Intersecondary schools

Superior Athleticism Separated from Wannabes

Believe you me or not; there’s no justice running against a boy or girl of your age group who is two-feet taller; it’s neither fun throwing the shot-put against a kid whose been raised on hamburgers and chips (french-fries).   

Pitted against their taller counterparts, being “short” is definitely a disadvantage, as evidenced in this the third day of high school track and field competitions at Teufaiva Stadium. These minnows are a joy to watch competing amongst much taller and bigger athletes including schools from ‘Eua, Ha’apai, and Vava’u outer islands.

High schools compete 2nd day for Tongan superboys and supergirls

The minnows took to center stage in their midget and junior events with vigor yesterday. The shortest boys and girls are not intimidated by their bigger counterparts. Some are fairly fast even running barefooted. The nag for competition does not seem a deficiency in Tongan youths.  

Some established records have been broken. Considering these athletes’ sizes and physiques − they are considered overweight and full of mush − since Tongans had been tarnished as the most obese people in the world.

Fighting Obesity in the Land of Endless Physical Activities