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Rotuma Swimmers Top Games Competition

"It was disappointing for Nadi players who left the competition early due to the adverse weather condition."
23 Apr 2019 18:39
Rotuma Swimmers Top Games Competition
Nadi 50m backstroke team. Photo: Fiji Swimming

Rotuma won the Fiji Swim­ming competition in the fi­nal day of Fiji Games at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre yes­terday.

Tally

The Matelita Buadromo’s Rotuma team collected 20 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals.

It was disappointing for Nadi players who left the competition early due to the adverse weather condition.

They finished in second place with 14 gold, 18 silver and 17 bronze medals.

The capital city side was third with 8 gold, 13 silver and 7 bronze medals.

Fiji Swimming president Ben Rova said: “Nadi team did not finish the event on the final day because of the adverse weather. We don’t want to take the risk but to get our swimmers safely home.”

Nevertheless the team from the jet­set town had a clean sweep in the 50m backstroke winning gold, silver and bronze in both the women’s and men’s division.

The team consists of Yolani Blake, Cheyenne Rova, Ella Rasau, Hansel McCaig, Netani Ross and Troy Maivusa­roko.

Rotuma’s Temafa Yalimaiwai won the men’s 100m butterfly with a new re­cord time of 57.4sec.

Final squad

Rova confirmed they will release the 2019 Pacific Games 16 players follow­ing approval by the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Commit­tee (FASANOIC) selection justification committee.

Edited by Osea Bola

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