Fifty swimmers in total participated in the 2021 Long Course Mini Meet #2 yesterday at the Damodar Aquatic Centre.

This event is the 2nd of three mini competitions, which is a build up for the Olympic Games and the 2023 Pacific Games. Only four of the seven Olympic hopefuls took park.

These competitions are to help them bring their times down and hopefully achieve the qualifying times that is required. Because of the closure of international boarders we cannot send people out, so it is very important that we give them as much competitions as possible

Ben Rova, Fiji Swimming President

Seven swimmers who are vying for the Olympic Games spots will train in Australia before the Open Nationals in April.

This comes after the Australian Olympic Committee had approached Oceania Countries to assist in training their athletes for this year’s Tokyo Olympics.

Fiji Swimming President, Ben Rova said that this was a great assistance for our local swimmers since boarders are still closed. The seven swimmers consist of:

  • Taichi Vakasama
  • Epeli Rabua
  • Netani Ross
  • Temafa Yalimaiwai
  • Moana Wind
  • Cheyenne Rova
  • Yolani Blake

Story by: Sereana Salolo, The Fiji Sun (14/02/2021)

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