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Team Fiji Eyes Commonwealth Medal

“Team prep has been going well. Along with monthly team train­ing, individuals have been commit­ting to green and gym training for strengthening.
20 Jul 2022 16:43
Team Fiji Eyes Commonwealth Medal
Team Fiji lawn bowl manager Astral Smith (standing fourth from left) and members of the team for the Commonwealth Games at the Lautoka Golf Club on June 28, 2022. Photo: Team Fiji Lawn Bowl.

Three Team Fiji lawn bowls athletes preparing for the Birmingham Common­wealth Games have been tested positive with COVID.

This was confirmed by team man­ager, Astral Smith.

They are expected to leave tomor­row with weightlifting, women’s sevens team, team manager Ajay Ballu and Wayne O’Connor.

“Team prep has been going well. Along with monthly team train­ing, individuals have been commit­ting to green and gym training for strengthening.

“We are gunning for medals and have high hopes for the team in at­taining them,” Smith said.

There are ten athletes for Team Fiji lawn bowls. The women are; Sheryl Edwards (captain women) Litia Tikoisuva (co-captain), Ra­dhika Prasad, Losalini Tukai and Loretta Kotoisuva.

Men’s team include; Semesa Naiseruvati (captain), David Aitcheson (co-captain), Martin Fong, Kushal Pillay and Rajnesh Prasad.

“If the three affected athletes cannot travel, we won’t be able to play certain disciplines so we are in process of filling an exemption form and filing for another test on Thursday (tomorrow) morning preflight,” she added.

The Commonwealth Games will start on July 28 to August 6.

Feedback: sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj



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