SPORTS | Swimming

Mudunasoko Farewelled By School

Baby of Team Fiji, Kelera Mu­dunasoko has set her sight in learning from the best during the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, England.
21 Jul 2022 15:57
Mudunasoko Farewelled By School
Team Fiji swimmers to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, Kelera Mudunasoko (first from left) and Rosemary Rova (second from left) were farewelled at Swami Vivekananda College, Nadi on July 20, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia.

Baby of Team Fiji, Kelera Mu­dunasoko has set her sight in learning from the best during the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, England.

The Year 10 student is part of the eight-member Fiji Swimming team to the Games.

She was farewelled yesterday by her schoolmates at Swami Vive­kananda College in Nadi along with team-mate Rosemary Rova.

Rova was chief guest at the school’s medal presentation.

“I am looking forward to this event; it is a big thing for me.

“I know I must do my best,” Mudu­nasoko said.

The 15-year-old is a member of the Barracudas Swimming Club and will be representing Fiji in the 100m and 200m breaststroke.

“I have been swimming since Year Seven at Namaka Public School,” she said.

“I thank my coaches for pushing me to better my times. The recent nationals did give me the opportu­nity to show what I can do.”

The Lakeba, Lau, native with ma­ternal links to Volivoli, Nadroga, was on fire during the 2022 Nation­al Schools Swimming Champion­ships in Suva where she won four gold medals and one bronze (200m freestyle). She broke two records in the Girls 14 year olds 100m breast­stroke, 200m breaststroke.

In the girls division, SVC took out the top honours while the boys set­tled for runner with two gold med­als behind winners, Marist Broth­ers High School.

SVC team captain Joan McGowan thanked the 32 swimmers for their sacrifice to represent the school.

“That simple ‘all the best’ or ‘good luck’ was enough to keep us in good spirits and push us to perform at our best,” she said.

“The knowledge and experience that we have achieved at the com­petition was enormous. We wish that success for the team to come in many years.”

Meanwhile, Rova is also looking forward to her first Commonwealth Games outing. She will compete in the 50 meters butterfly, 100m butter­fly and 200m freestyle.

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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