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Tikoisuva Proud

Lawn bowls, weightlifting, swimming starts today ANASILINI RATUVA Suva Litia Tikoisuva carried the national flag with pride as she led Team Fiji during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth
25 Jul 2014 09:13

Lawn bowls, weightlifting, swimming starts today
ANASILINI RATUVA
Suva
Litia Tikoisuva carried the national flag with pride as she led Team Fiji during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games yesterday.
“I’m really honoured to do that and at the same time privileged and humbled to be asked to carry out a big task,”Tikoisuva said.
“I’m really proud of my country and we are looking forward to taking part.”
This is Tikoisuva’s fourth Games, having previously competed at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Team Fiji chef de mission Lyndall Fisher said the athletes are adapting to the weather in Glasgow with temperature at 15 degrees.
“It is very cold in Glasgow and now that the opening ceremony is now over, athletes are now focusing on taking part,”Fisher said.
“Pre-training was good and now everyone have adjusted to the Glasgow weather well.
“Athletes are focused and are ready to go up against the best from Oceania and the Commonwealth.”
Lyndall also confirmed that Fiji shooting representative Glenn Kable arrived in Glasgow from Australia on Tuesday.
“Kable is looking forward to his competition,” she added.
Lawn bowls, weightlifting and swimming teams kicks off participation today for Team Fiji with Abdul Kalim, Ratish Lal and Daniel Lum On competing in the men’s triples followed by the womens fours. The women’s team comprises of Salanieta Gukivuli, Doreen O’Connor, Radhika Prasad and Litia Tikoisuva.
The men’s pairs round one follows with Arun Kumar and Samuela Tuikiligana competing and Elizabeth Moceiwai will take part in the women’s single’s round one.
In swimming Matelita Buadromo will battled in the women’s 200m freestyle heats, Meli Malani in the men’s 50m butterfly, Tieri Erasito and Caroline Puamau in the womens 100m butterfly heats and William Clark in the men’s 100m backstroke.
Weightlifter Seruwaia Malani will compete in the women’s 48kg.
The team also had a chance to lay hands on the Queens baton which was taken to the Games Village on Wednesday. This was a special visit since the baton had not made a stop in Fiji on its trip around the Commonwealth.
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