Pramesh Prasad, an international representative for Athletics Fiji in Race walking, has once again proven age is no barrier to success. The forty-four-year-old Collingwood Harriers and VRWC Walker Pramesh Prasad, has performed exceptionally well at the Australian Masters Athletics 2019 Track & Field Championships. Pramesh secured 2 National Records and 3 Gold Medals out of 3 events - 1500m, 5000m (Track) and 10km (Road) Walk.
5000m Race Walk: Previous Fiji National Record 24:36.22
➡️ 24:19.38 New Record 🇫🇯
10,000m Road Walk: Previous Fiji National Record 49:52.46
➡️ 49:27.00 New Record 🇫🇯
In 2018 Pramesh broke four National Fiji Records, and proudly holds more national records than any other Male Fujian athlete, these records include: 5km Walk, 10km Walk, 30km Walk and 50k Walk.
Pramesh will represent Fiji at the 2019 Oceania Athletics Championships in a highly competitive field of athletes. Dane Bird-Smith (Aus), Rhydian Cowley (Aus), and Quentin Rew (NZL) are all currently sitting in the top 25 of the IAAF World Rankings.