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Disability A Challenge, Says Senibici

Waisea Senibici aims to do his best in his first Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea next month. With an artificial limb Senibici, 44, is the first athlete with disability
02 Jun 2015 10:56
Disability A Challenge, Says Senibici

Waisea Senibici aims to do his best in his first Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea next month.

With an artificial limb Senibici, 44, is the first athlete with disability to represent Bowls Fiji at the Games.

“This would be the first time for me to represent Fiji and I’m happy to be part of the team,”he said.

“I want to thank the selectors for having faith in me and I’m looking forward to making my country proud.”

The Vione, Gau, native will be competing in the singles, pairs and fours event and has been fighting for a spot in the last six years.

“I don’t see disability as a barrier but a challenge for me to do my country proud,” he said.

Senibici lost his right leg in a truck accident in 1979 when he was a Year Two student at Navukailagi District School in Gau.

“I never give up after what happened in 1979, I always strive for the best and pray to achieve my aim.”

He will team up with Semesa Naiseruvati in pairs and with Arun Kumar, David Aitcheson and Rajnesh Prasad in the fours event.

He will also be representing Fiji in the World Singles Championship in Gold Coast in November.”

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