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Fiji Is Always Special To Me, Says World Junior Champ

The United States of Ameri­ca’s swimming team to the Junior Pan Pacific Cham­pionships boast of four individu­al medallists from the 2017 FINA World Championships. They are Carson Foster, Ella Nelson,
20 Aug 2018 12:54
Fiji Is Always Special To Me, Says World Junior Champ
Carson Foster and Daniel Roy (second from right) of Team USA Swimming. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The United States of Ameri­ca’s swimming team to the Junior Pan Pacific Cham­pionships boast of four individu­al medallists from the 2017 FINA World Championships. They are Carson Foster, Ella Nelson, Emi­ly Weiss and Daniel Roy.

Roy, a 2017 World Juniors gold medallist attends Stanford Uni­versity.

Speaking to SUNsports, he said Fiji is a special place for him, after his parents had visited on many occasions where they handed supplies to local stu­dents.

“I’m really looking forward to a great competition,” he said.

“I never knew that I will be rep­resenting my country in Fiji for a competition like this but it is a great opportunity.

“I want to accomplish my goals. This will be my last junior cham­pionship trip. I want to go back with good memories and hope­fully improve on my time.”

Roy said that Australia and New Zealand would give them good competition.

Roy was born in Japan to an American father and Japanese mother.

He moved to America when he was young. He resides in North West of Washington.

“I am currently studying at Stanford University,” he added.

-Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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