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Ross, Rova Lead Fiji’s Campaign

Ross, Rova Lead Fiji’s Campaign
Netani Ross (left) and Rosemarie Rova in Suva on August 19, 2018. Photo: Karalaini Tavi
August 20
13:26 2018

Netani Ross and Rosemarie Rova will captain the 36-member Fijian Swimming team to the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships which starts on Thursday at the Damodar Aquatic Cen­tre, Suva.

They were named during the Fiji Swim­ming welcome dinner at the Albert Park conference room last night.

Netani Ross, 17, said he was expecting to be named captain and aims to reach the top 16 during the championship.

“I maybe be young and I know half the team personally that should be an advan­tage as well,” Ross said.

“As a captain, with my experience repre­senting the country my role will be to en­courage the team to perform.

“We are a young team, we are still devel­oping and majority of the swimmers this is their first time representing the country here but we have the home ground advan­tage.”

Rova, 15, said this is a comeback year for her and she is looking to get a personal best.

“It takes a lot of dedication, not just me but everyone that is in this team.

“You separate yourself from your social life and sacrifice everything just to train in the early hours,” she said.

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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