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Assistant Minister Delana Accompanies Team To United States

The Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Iliesa Delana will be part of Team Fiji to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in the United States. Team manager Bishwa
22 Jul 2015 09:36
Assistant Minister Delana Accompanies Team To United States
Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Iliesa Delana

The Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Iliesa Delana will be part of Team Fiji to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in the United States.

Team manager Bishwa Sidal said the team’s goals were reinforced by the presence of Delana who created history in 2012 by winning a gold medal in the Summer Paralympics in London.

“It is a big boost for us because we will be accompanied by Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Iliesa Delana,” Sidal said.

“He provides wonderful motivation for the students having come through similar experience with the Paralympics where he won gold.

“His presence will certainly push the students to do their best because his accomplishment is a wonderful reminder for our athletes to see that they can also accomplish anything.”

The Fijian contingent presented their i-tatau to the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau at Government House yesterday.

“This is the first time that Fiji will be competing in the Special Olympics, so that is a big achievement.

“Preparations have been coming along well even though sometimes it seemed like we might not be able to go.

“We are thankful for all the support that has helped us attend this event. The main message is that anyone can compete in sports and what makes this competition different is that it gives people who suffer intellectual disabilities equal sporting opportunities.

“We’re looking forward to making a name for Fiji at the Special Olympics.”

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