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Slow Time Halts Buadromo’s Progress At The Olympics

Slow Time Halts Buadromo’s Progress At The Olympics
Matelita Buadromo during her heat in the women’s 200m freestyle at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, yesterday. Photo: Zimbio.
August 10
15:21 2016


Despite topping her heat of three swimmers, young Matelita Buadromo was not able to progress further at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Brazil yesterday.

Swimming in the women’s 200metres freestyle event, she clocked a time of 2 minutes 05.49 seconds to beat Shivani Kataria of India and Ghana’s Kaya Forson. This did not qualify her to the next round and was placed 40th overall.

“I felt good through the race, really enjoyed it and glad to win my heat,” she said.

“At the 2012 Olympics it was really nerve wrecking and I couldn’t properly enjoy the experience as it was all a big rush. I’ve grown up over the last four years and learnt to soak in all the experience I could get and then training with Sharon changed my whole world.”

The other Fijian swimmer to take the pool is Meli Malani in the men’s 50m freestyle. He is placed in the fifth heat and his event is set for Friday (local time).



Archer Robert Elder lost out in round 64 of the Rio Olympic Games in the men’s individual event. He was beaten 6-0 by Wei Chun Heng of Chinese Taipei.


In shooting, Glenn Kable has finished 23rd overall after the completion of the men’s trap qualification yesterday. He had managed a total of 112.  Kable told SUNsports the windy condition had affected his performance.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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