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Fiji women’s beach volleyball team Laite Nima and Iliseva Ratudina at the Coolangatta Beach Volleyball Centre. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva
April 10
11:18 2018

Our Beach Volleyball players take on world’s best as they now know what to expect in their next game.

The Fijian Beach Volleyball women’s team of Laite Nima and Iliseva Ratudina were satisfied with their performance during the first round of competition.

The Fijians went down 2-0 to Canada at the Coolangatta Beach Volleyball Centre in Gold Coast, Australia.

Team manager Alexxis Edwards said they were impressed with what they saw.

“We are not expecting a win but for our women to go out there and have fun playing against the number one team in the world is something else,” he said.

“We were impressed with their performance, they know what to expect in the next game,”

Meanwhile, the men’s team of Inia Korowale and Sairusi Cavula also went down to Australia in two straight sets.

“We know what sort of strategies we have to prepare for in our next round,” Korowale said.

 

TEEN LIFTER GETS RESPECT

Fiji welterweight boxer Winston Hill to take on Stephen Newns of Scotland in today’s quarterfinal clash of the  Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Photo: Napoleon Taumoepeau.

Fiji welterweight boxer Winston Hill to take on Stephen Newns of Scotland in today’s quarterfinal clash of the
Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Photo: Napoleon Taumoepeau.

Young weightlifter Taniela Rainibogi finished seventh in the men’s 85 kilogrammes category with a total lift of 313kg. He lifted 140kg in the snatch and 173kg in the clean & jerk.

According to Weightlifting Fiji, this is the highest the 19-year-old has lifted in a competition.

“This was an improvement of 10kg from his last competition at the Pacific Mini Games in December 2017 where he lifted 303kg,” WF secretary Ritesh Ratiram said.

Rainibogi missed 145kg in his second and third attempts in the snatch.

“A successful lift here would have given him a good placing for a podium finish. He attempted 189kg as his third lift in the Clean & Jerk to get amongst the medals but was unsuccessful as well.”

Ratiram said Rainibogi put on a good fight and won the respect of his fellow lifters.

Venkat Ragala of India won the competition. Samoa’s Don Opeloge won the silver and Muhamad Mohdad from Malaysia took out the bronze.
BIG LOSS

Last night the Fijian netball side were thrashed 108-23 by gold medal favourites Australia.
– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua.


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