Makelesi Bulikiobo-Batimala

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Makelesi Batimala
Personal information
Birth name Bulikiobo
Nationality  Fiji
Born (1977-10-23) 23 October 1977 (age 39)
Nadi, Ba, Fiji
Residence Suva, Fiji
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Country Fiji
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres
College team Lelean Memorial School
Updated on 29 April 2013.

Makelesi Bulikiobo Batimala (born 23 October 1977[1]) is a Fijian sprinter.

Biography[edit]

Nicknamed the "Sprint Queen" by the Fiji Times and Fiji Village, she has represented her country in several international competitions, including the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She won four gold medals at the 2003 South Pacific Games, in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 4 × 100 m relay events.[2] She also won the women's 200m sprint at the Australian Athletics Championships in 2008.[3]

While taking part in the 2007 World Athletics Championships, she qualified to represent Fiji at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She was Fiji's flag bearer at the Games' opening ceremony.[4]

As of 2007, she held the Fiji national record for the women's 100-metre sprint, at 11.66 seconds.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Fiji
1993 Oceania Youth Championships Canberra, Australia 1st 400 m 60.94
2001 South Pacific Mini Games Middlegate, Norfolk Island 1st 100 m 12.26 s (wind: +0.3 m/s)
1st 200 m 25.29 s (wind: -2.2 m/s)
1st 400 m 58.17 s
1st 4 × 100 m relay 47.84 s
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:49.24 min
2002 Oceania Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 1st 100 m 12.22 s (wind: -2.6 m/s)
1st 200 m 24.21 s (wind: +1.5 m/s)
1st 400 m 56.67 s
1st 800 m medley relay 1:45.09 min
2003 South Pacific Games Suva, Fiji 1st 100 m 11.9 s (ht)
1st 200 m 23.68 s (wind: -2.1 m/s) GR
1st 400 m 52.66 s GR
1st 4 × 100 m relay 44.86 s GR
2007 Pacific Games Apia, Samoa 1st 100 m 11.55 s (wind: +0.1 m/s) GR
1st 200 m 23.40 s (wind: +0.3 m/s) GR
1st 400 m 52.96 s
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 46.01 s
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:41.03 min
2009 Pacific Mini Games Rarotonga, Cook Islands 1st 100 m 11.97 s (wind: +0.1 m/s)
1st 200 m 24.52 s (wind: +0.4 m/s)
1st 400 m 55.71 s

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Biography: BULIKIOBO BATIMALA Makelesi", official website of the Beijing Olympics
  2. ^ "Bulikiobo Chosen As Flag Bearer for Olympics", FijiVillage, 29 July 2008
  3. ^ "Sprint queen creates history", Fiji Times, 3 March 2008
  4. ^ "Bulikiobo Chosen As Flag Bearer for Olympics", FijiVillage, 29 July 2008
  5. ^ "Bulikiobo sets 100m record", Fiji Times, 24 July 2007

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