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Good First Day: Tiko

Good First Day: Tiko
Action from the match between Fiji women's and Trinidad and Tobago during the commonwealth youths games at the Bahamas.Photo:Bahamas2017CYG
July 21
11:09 2017

The first day of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games produced some impressive performances by Team Fiji athletes, says Tomasi Tiko.

The Team Fiji Chef de Mission said swimmers, tennis and rugby player put on a good show and anticipates better results in the remaining days.

“Our best performance of the day came from our flag bearer Taichi Vakasama who broke the national swimming Open record by four seconds in the heats and in the final smashed the record by one second to win bronze medal in the 200m backstroke,”Tiko said.

“Temafa Yalimaiwai broke the Under 15/16 record held by Carl Probert in the 100m freestyle but it wasn’t enough to qualify for the final.

“The camp was excited with Taichi’s performance and hopefully it will encourage the athletes to do their best.


Rugby Performance

“I was also overwhelmed with the rugby teams. The men won two games and lost one while the women won their first game against Trinidad & Tobago and lost to Canada and Australia.

The teams will have two more games today before the medal playoff.

“Our female tennis rep Vienna Kumar will compete in round two on Friday while Sebastian Tikaram played extremely well despite going down to a Sri Lanka player,” Tiko said.

The tennis players will play their singles and  mixed double events today.

The track and field competition starts today,

“We are looking forward to another big day and hopefully we can win more medals,”medals and better our ranking,” Tiko said.


What’s On Today

Rugby: Men: Fiji vs Samoa, Fiji vs England. Women:  Bermuda vs Fiji, Wales vs Fiji


Athletics: 100 metres; Heleina Young, Kolinio Radrudru.


Swimming: Girls 100m Freestyle; Rosemarie Rova; Mens 100m Freestyle; Temafa Yalimaiwai; Boys 50m breaststroke; Taichi Vakasama.


Tennis: Girls Singles; Vienna Kumar vs Jane Spink (England)

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