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Ross: I Had To Prove Myself

National swimming rep and Swami Vivekananda College student Netani Ross set two new records in the Under-16 boys division during the Fiji National Schools Swimming Championship in Suva yesterday. The
28 May 2017 11:01
Ross: I Had To Prove Myself

National swimming rep and Swami Vivekananda College student Netani Ross set two new records in the Under-16 boys division during the Fiji National Schools Swimming Championship in Suva yesterday.

The 16-year-old Gau lad took part in the 200metres freestyle where he clocked the time of 2m:09:03 seconds to beat the old record of 2m:13:35s set by Eugene Kado of  Marist Brothers High School in 2015.

In the 100m freestyle, Ross recorded a time to 55.62s to beat Kado’s time of 56.37s.

“I feel so excited to have broken two records out of the four events I participated for which I feel wasn’t an easy task to do,” he said.

“There was a lot of expectation from the coaches for me to break the record and I had prepared for the competition since early this year. This was my fifth year of participation in this competition and it boosted my confidence to prove myself.

“I thank my parents for their endless support, my coach Marlin Blake for having faith in me and not forgetting my Mako’s swimming club members.”

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