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Young Bowler Targets ’24 Olympics

“Making my dream come true I have to start here and now. I have a long way to go so I’m blessed to be here and to learn a lot of new techniques and tricks along the way.”
22 Feb 2021 13:51
Young Bowler Targets ’24 Olympics
Young bowlers at the Coca-Cola National Triples Championship (left-right) Albert O’Connor, Krishan Singh, Jovesa O’Connor, Amelia Johnson, John O’Connor at the Suva Bowling Club on February 21, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord

The youngest bowler at the Coca-Cola National Triples Championship has set her sights in representing Fiji at the next Olympic Games.

Eleven-year old, Amelia Johnson was one of the standouts playing for the Tamavua team at the Suva Bowling Club yesterday.

Speaking to SUNsports the Vione, Gau native said starting at an early age would develop her in the sport.

“I got inspired watching my dad Waisea Turaga play bowling,” Johnson said.

“He advised me to try it out at a very young age and I liked it so I have no regrets playing this sport.

“My aim is to be the first and the youngest bowler from Fiji to play in the Olympic Games and by then I will be 15 years of age.

“Making my dream come true I have to start here and now. I have a long way to go so I’m blessed to be here and to learn a lot of new techniques and tricks along the way.”

Johnson said this is her first tournament and her dad wanted her to win the competition.

“It won’t be easy because I’m playing with the best bowlers from around Fiji.

“I love the way these senior players are helping me and advising me in terms of bowling.”

“Every day I’m learning and it all contributes to what I want and I will do everything to achieve it.”

“My family support has been very tremendous and with them I can get to greater heights.”

 

Triple winners

Meanwhile, veteran bowler Litia Tikoisuva along with Maggie O’Connor and Moraih Tela took out the women’s title.

For the men’s it was the team of Kushal Pillay, Rajinesh Prasad and Semesa Naseruvatu that took top honours.

Feedback:  simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj

 

 


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