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Olympic Scholarship For Younis

Younis Bese is among of the six recipients to receive an Olympic Scholarship for Athletes “Rio 2016” to assist her to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games held in
27 Nov 2014 12:21
Olympic Scholarship For Younis
Fiji athlete Finau Karavaki with her mum after receiving Olympic Scholarship for Rio 2016 yesterday. Photo: NasokiaRonald Kumar

Younis Bese is among of the six recipients to receive an Olympic Scholarship for Athletes “Rio 2016” to assist her to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games held in Brazil.

No one could have been more proud of her than her mum, Lewai Karavaki, who said this scholarship is special partly because what her daughter has accomplished was through her hard work.

“This scholarship is something that will motivate her, it will assist her financially. But then again, we have always supported her so this scholarship is actually a boost for her,” she said.

“For her, this is something she has achieved on her own, she can claim that she actually achieved this from her hard work, which has truly paid off and this is something that will assist her in whatever her dreams are.

“We are very proud of her. Words cannot explain how happy I am and how proud I am of her.”

The scholarship is a unique opportunity for athletes to benefit from technical and financial sport from the IOC Olympic Solidarity as well from the whole of the Olympic Movement.

The other five recipients of the scholarship are Leslie Copeland, Banuve Tabakaucoro, Robert Elder, Josateki Naulu and Apolonia Vaivai.

Younis said she intends to go far with athletics but she is taking it a day at a time.

“This is really exciting, this scholarship will really benefit me in the long run as it will help me with my training,” Bese said.

“I definitely would like to continue and further my athletic career to become really good and with this scholarship I am hoping to go either to the Gold Coast, Australia or the Unites States of America.”

The Gospel High School student who is currently doing her last year in school, said her main focus for now is the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea next year.

The scholarship recipients will be provided with access to the following:

– Specialised training

– High-level sports facilities

– A coach specialised in their particular discipline

– Assistance for regular medical and scientific monitoring

– Full-board accommodation

– A qualification travel subsidy to participate in Olympic qualification events

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