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Women Bowlers Aim To Win First Medal

The Team Fiji women bowlers aim to win medals for the first time at the 2018 Com­monwealth Games at the Broad­beach Bowls Club, Gold Coast, Australia next month. The women
29 Mar 2018 11:00
Women Bowlers Aim To Win First Medal
Team Fiji national lawn bowling reps at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

The Team Fiji women bowlers aim to win medals for the first time at the 2018 Com­monwealth Games at the Broad­beach Bowls Club, Gold Coast, Australia next month.

The women have not won a medal to date and they are confident of breaking the trend this year.

The team is led by former world number three Litia Tikoisuva, 54, who is appearing for her fifth Com­monwealth Games while Radhika Prasad, 62 and Doreen O’Connor appearing for their fourth Games Also in the mix are debutants Lo­retta Tikoisuva, and Sheryl Mar.

“This is the moment we have been waiting for. We just want to go out there and test the competition,”team manager Usa Kalim said.

“Our objective is to do our best, make Fiji proud and win a medal. We have the veterans like Litia and Radhika.

“The mixture is good with Litia playing the singles and Sheryl to skip in the fours. It is a good com­bination.”

Bowlers hope for warm up games

Kalim said they are hoping to play warm up games in Gold Coast.

“We need to test the green speed as the ones in Fiji are pretty slow because of the condition. That is why we are going two days early.

Fiji’s best result at the Common­wealth Games was in 1998 in Ma­laysia where Tikoisuva and O’ Con­nor teamed up to finish in fourth spot.

Edited by Osea Bola

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