Participants

Shawntell LOCKINGTON

Shawntell LOCKINGTON
    Athletics
Birth Date:  11 May 2001
Place of Birth:  BA, FIJI
Country of birth:  FIJ
Age:  16
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  176
Weight (Kg):  65

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's High Jump NM

Shawntell LOCKINGTON - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sat, 14 Apr 14:25
Gold Medal Event Women's High Jump Final
Finished

Legend

NM: No mark

Biographical Information


Additional information

AGAINST THE ODDS
Set a new national record of 1.71m in the women’s high jump at the 3rd Pacific Mini Games trials in Suva in September 2017. The 15-year-old student of Xavier College broke a 22-year-old record of 1.70m, held by Mereani White in 1995. Athletics Fiji president, Joe RODAN Snr, said: "Shawntell is one of our young athletes who has a lot of potential and with the proper coaching from Beni QUMI, enabled her to achieve her goal. Also, despite not having access to proper training facilities, she still managed to break the record, which is very impressive." (fijisun.com, 19 Sept 2017)


TRAINING STRUGGLES
Often being unable to afford to travel to Suva has proved difficult. "The biggest challenge for me was facing financial difficulties, because I had to come to Suva often to train and attend trials and meets, but it was getting too expensive. I used to train in the mud and the roadside, but I managed with what I could." (websites.sportstg.com, 26 Feb 2018)


 



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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