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How Our Athletes Have Done So Far

How Our Athletes Have Done So Far
Marilyn Elder of Fiji (right), competes in the Women’s Recurve Event. Photo: FASANOC
September 09
09:55 2015

Maria Mareta won a silver medal in the women’s weightlifting 58kg in the Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth  Games yesterday in Apia, Samoa.

Mareta recorded a lift of 70kg in the clean and jerk, 57kg in the snatch. She earned a total lift of 127kg.

Team Fiji Weightlifting coach Josefa Vueti said Mareta set a new personal best.

Weightlifting has now won one gold medal and one silver at the Games.


Swimmers set new national records

Our young Fijian swimmers set  new national records at the Apia, Games, yesterday

Swimmers Taichi Vakasama and Epeli Rabua established new records in the men’s 400m individual medley and the 100m breaststroke.

Taichi recorded a new national 5/16 age group time of 4min:56.31s in the 400m individual medley.

Epeli set a new national men’s open record in the men’s 100m breaststroke in a time of 1min:07.52s beating the previous time of 1min:08.08s.

Taichi beat his old record of 5min: 05.79s.

Meanwhile, Epeli has qualified for the B-Final that will be held this evening.

Kinisimere Naivalu swam in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke and has qualified for the B-Final of the 50m backstroke.


Athletes set new PB

Team Fiji sprinters Apolosi Koroi and Kameli Ravuci both fell short in the 400m finals after a great performance in the heats in Samoa.

Apolosi Koroi and Kameli Ravuci both improved on their personal best in the 400m heat with times of 49.65s and 49.12s respectively.

During the qualifying rounds Apolosi recorded a time of 49.83s while Kameli recorded a time of 49.46s.

Despite their impressive performances, both runners displayed some guts and determination going up against Commonwealth giants Jamaica, England, Botswana and Australia.


Elder finihes 9th

Marilyn Elder finished in ninth place with 185 points after the first round of matches in archery.

It was her first international outing, despite going up against some of the Commonwealth’s best archers.

Marilyn managed to stay composed and played her best to make her dad and coach Robert Elder proud.

“She has to win at least eight matches to advance to the quarter finals and that’s a big task,” Robert Elder said.

“Right now, we are taking it one match at a time. It’s all about control and staying calm before shooting that arrow,” he said.



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