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Swimmers Scoop Top Awards

  National swimming reps Taichi Vakasama and Yolani Blake were named Swami Vivekananda College Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, during their prize-giving ceremony in Nadi yesterday. Speaking to SUNsports,
16 Nov 2016 14:19
Swimmers Scoop Top Awards
Sportman 2016 Taichi Vakasama and Sportwoman Yolani Blake with thei spoils during the Swami Vivekananda College prize giving ceremony in Malolo, Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

National swimming reps Taichi Vakasama and Yolani Blake were named Swami Vivekananda College Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, during their prize-giving ceremony in Nadi yesterday.

Speaking to SUNsports, Vakasama said, it is a great privilege to receive the award since he has been with the school for the past three years.

“This year has been good for me as I had clocked my personal best times but however, I did not achieve the times that I wanted due to Cyclone Winston as I could not train at times and it became a big challenge for me.”

Vakasama’s dad is from Daliconi in Vanuabalavu, Lau while his mum hails from Tokyo, Japan.

Meanwhile, Yolani Blake, 17, was really overjoyed of her achievement.

“I did not expect to win this award today,” she said.

The Year 12 student is part of the Makos Swimming Club and has been competing for the past 10 years.

“So far, I really had a good season,” she added.

Blake made her international debut at the age of 14 during the 2014 Oceania Championship in New Zealand. She is from Lomaloma in Vanuabalavu, Lau.

Vakasama and Blake will be again carrying Fiji’s flag at the New South Wales age group Championship in Canberra, Australia, later this year.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 



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