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Fiji Swimmers Prepare For PNG Comp

Twenty- two (22) swimmers have been selected to represent Fiji to the 2018 Oceania Championship in Port Mo­resby, Papua New Guinea on June 24-27. Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, Fiji Swimming
10 Jun 2018 12:16
Fiji Swimmers Prepare For PNG Comp
Fiji Swimming team members to the Oceania Championship at the Damodar Aquatic Centre, Suva on June 9, 2018. Photo: Grace Narayan

Twenty- two (22) swimmers have been selected to represent Fiji to the 2018 Oceania Championship in Port Mo­resby, Papua New Guinea on June 24-27.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, Fiji Swimming head coach Sharon Smith said this was the biggest number of swimmers ever selected for the championship as prepa­rations are on track.

“The swimmers had been really committed to their preparations for the Oceania cham­pionship,” she said.

“The fitness test conducted today went well for swimmers as they proved to be on track. There will be a widespread of events for the swimmers and it will be interesting to see them perform.”

Smith said top swimmer Matelita Buadro­mo has pulled out because of injury.

“We are looking forward to a great week of competition at the championship and hope­ful to win medals as we will be competing against our counterparts within the Oce­ania region including swimmers from Aus­tralia, New Zealand and Hawaii.

“But the fact that if we win medals it will be an indication of where we stand in next year’s Pacific Games.”

Team manager, Lucy Erasito said most of the swimmers were selected from the recent Fiji National Schools Swimming Champion­ship.

“We have five coaches for the competition. They are Rosemary Rova, Sharon Smith, Marlene Blake, Paula Cokanasiga and Ester Malani.

“The coaches have conducted their medi­cal and fitness test and also it is a bonding opportunity for the swimmers to know each other.”

The Fiji Swimming team and officials will depart for Port Moresby on June 23.

Squad: Male- Bobi Mosese, Netani Ross, Calum Lobendan, Damien Kitiona, Eu­gene Kado, Hefu Erasito, Kalen Eyre, Tevita Fofoti, Jayzon Requina, Oakley Johns, Hansel Mccaig, Taichi Vakasama, Epeli Rabua (c) Female- Yolani Blake, Jane Smith, Marion Kotobalavu, Ella Rasau, Rokowati Mara, Jodie Puamau, Moana Wind, Rosemarie Rova, Cheyenne Rova (c)

Edited by Osea Bola

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