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Table Tennis Plans To Send 6 Reps

  Fiji Table Tennis Association is awaiting approval to send six players to the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in April. Association’s president Anthony Ho said preparations are
06 Jan 2018 11:00
Table Tennis Plans To Send 6 Reps
From left: Mere Rodan and Akanisi Latu geared for an all Fiji finals during the Pacific Mini Games at the Korman Stadium, Port Vila in Vanuatu. Photo: Peni Komaisavai

 

Fiji Table Tennis Association is awaiting approval to send six players to the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in April.

Association’s president Anthony Ho said preparations are coming up well for the 2018 Commonwealth Games as they yet to finalise players to represent Fiji during the Games.

“We have the Oceania Championship in March so it would be a good opportunity for the athletes to get some experience and feel on how they could better their individual performances,” Ho said.

“However, we haven’t confirmed any players for the 2018 Commonwealth Games yet as we are waiting on the respond for the request for a 6- member allocation.

“We have been allocated four spots, two men, two women but we have requested if we could have three in each category to allow us to compete in the double, singles and mixed events.

“In terms of preparations, the players continue to train and compete for eleven months of the year and currently having a short four weeks break before training commences in mid January.

“We hope to secure a short or fulltime coach for 2018 for most of our athletes while organising out top players to various overseas training camps.

“This includes

*Oceania Cup in May; * Oceania Junior Championship and Oceania Cadet qualifications in June; *Australian Open in July; Oceania Tour-Fiji event in August; World Para Championships where Mere Rodan will be competing in and the Youth Olympic Games in October where Grace Yee will take part in.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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