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QVS Quartet Vow Best

QVS Quartet Vow Best
From left; Gideon Kuruvoli, Marika Toga and Sakiusa Sugumai at the Damodar Aquatic Centre, Suva, on May 31, 2018. Photo: Karalaini Tavi
June 01
11:16 2018

Queen Victoria School captain Gideon Kuruvoli will lead his team of four swimmers in today’s National Schools Swimming Championship.

Kuruvoli was inspired by his father Simione Kuruvoli, a former swimmer and Victorian and hope to win the first medal for the school.

Kuruvoli said preparing for the championship was hard at first trying to overcome the challenges but he is confident of a good outing.

“Not many students are interested in the sport,”Kuruvoli said.

“My father was a swimmer for QVS as well and he inspired me to take it up.

“At first it was hard travelling back and forth but we brought only the best four and I know my team has the potential, so we are here to do our best.

“We are out to win QVS first gold.”

The Kadavu native will be participating in the Under-15 50metres backstroke and 50m freestyle.

Kuruvoli added that despite being a rugby player he finds time to participate in swimming and is advising other athletes to take up the sport as well.

“As a winger for the school’s under-16 team, I had to balance it out but I ended up enjoying it and if I can do it, so can other athletes. The key is to put God first.”

Kuruvoli will be taking to the waters this morning as competition gets underway.

Edited by Osea  Bola




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