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Our swimmers set new records at World meet

Indianapolis: The Fijian swimmers are performing well at the Junior World Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, United States,says Dennis Miller. The vice-president of swimming world governing body FINA, president of Oceania
26 Aug 2017 11:10
Our swimmers set new  records at World meet
Taichi Vakasama. Photo: Fiji Swimming

Indianapolis: The Fijian swimmers are performing well at the Junior World Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, United States,says Dennis Miller.

The vice-president of swimming world governing body FINA, president of Oceania Swimming and executive director of the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) says the swimmers are performing to expectations.

“Our swimmers are doing their best to set new personal bests and establish new Fiji records,”the veteran sports administrator said.

“After two days of competition, two new records have been established.

Bronze medallist at the Commonwealth Youth Games, Taichi Vakasama set a new record in the Open Men’s 200m Individual Medley with a time of 2:11.44, breaking the 18- year old record of 2:12.18 set by Carl Probert way back in 1999;

Netani Ross set a new 15 – 16 Boys 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:02.42, breaking his own record of 1:03.90 set earlier this year.

According to Miller, Rokowati Mara smashed her own personal best time in the 100m Freestyle by 4 seconds, while Rosemary Rova, Eugene Kado and Temafa Yalimaiwai are swimming close to their best times.

Competition continues at Indiana University Natatorium and finishes on August 28. –

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