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Swimmers Excel: Rova

Swimmers Excel: Rova
July 11
10:35 2018

Fiji Swimming coach Rosemary Rova said all four swimmers performance during the 2018 New Zealand AON Open Championship exceeded her expectations.

Temafa Yalimaiwai, Moana Wind, Rosemarie Rova and Netani Ross were part of team that represented Fiji in Auckland last week.

Rova said out of the four, Ross made the B-qualifying time for the Youth Olympic Games to be held on October 6-18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

With the qualification time at 27.67 in the 50m breastroke, Ross clocked 27.60 sec in the heats.

Rova added the swimmers who were returning from the Oceania Championship in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea had to adjust to the changes in climates quickly.

“It was a hard task being in two weeks of competition and they did well since it was open grade and it was good to see these young swimmers doing their best,” Rova said.

“They all tried their best and Ross was able to make the time but in the time being we will have to wait for Fiji Swimming and YOG organisers to make the final decision.”

Rova said the swimmers will now be concentrating on the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific competition.

“It will be in Suva next month so that’s the next step for the rest of them,” Rova said.

 

Edited by Osea Bola                

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