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Lee To Represent Fiji At Youth Olympics

Lee To Represent Fiji At Youth Olympics
From left; Chang Ho Lee and Grace Yee who are the first two to qualify for the Junior Olympic Games at the Young Athletes Forum at Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva on August 4, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
August 05
10:20 2018

Korean born- Chang Ho Lee has been confirmed to represent Fiji in badmin­ton at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October.

Speaking to SUNsports during the Team Fiji Young Athletes Fo­rum at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, yesterday, the 17-year-old said he was inspired by his grand­father Ki Eun Kim who lives in Korea.

“It is an honour to take up the sport and considers Fiji to be my home now,” Lee said.

The Yat Sen Secondary School student said, this would be his first time at the Youth Olympic Games and he is very excited.

“I have taken part in interna­tional competitions like the jun­ior tournament and the Oceania championship but none of such in a large scale,” he said.

“I’ve been training every day af­ter school mostly at night and I’ve been doing this for the past three years.

“My grandfather was always pushing me though he is in Korea.

“I’m ready to represent Fiji and to do my best.”

The Youth Olympic Games is from October 6-8.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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