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Delana Awards Medals in Rio

Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Iliesa Delana, officiated at three medal ceremonies at the Rio Olympic Stadium in Brazil yesterday. Delana had the opportunity to congratulate medallists of the
13 Sep 2016 08:44
Delana Awards Medals in Rio

Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Iliesa Delana, officiated at three medal ceremonies at the Rio Olympic Stadium in Brazil yesterday.

Delana had the opportunity to congratulate medallists of the men’s T42 high jump (single above knee amputation), the same event in which he won gold at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, becoming Fiji’s first ever gold medallist at the Games.

In congratulating the medallists, the winners acknowledged the champion from the London Games for the benchmark he set in 2012.

Two athletes from the London event also participated in yesterday’s events.

Delana was amazed at their performance particularly Mariyappan Thangavelu, the 2016 winner from India, who achieved the second highest height ever in the world with a jump of 1.89m, short of the 1.96m world record and beating Delana’s London mark of 1.74m.

Delana also officiated in the medal ceremonies for the men’s 100m and men’s discus throw.

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