Another great outing today with a superb achievement from our swimmerS! Today we managed to bag 3 more Oceania medals and 2 Island medals.
After 14 years, we finally managed to put ourselves on the center podium with a gold medal. Team Captain, Epeli Rabua showed his other Oceania opponents why he’s the best in the men’s 50m Breaststroke after stopping the clock on 29.34s, 1/100 of a second ahead of Jonathan Rutter of New Zealand who clocked 29.35s. Taichi Vakasama settle for bronze with a time of 29.36s. Both swimmers went into the race with a lot of confidence and managed to do the team proud with their performance. Our third Oceania medals came from Moana wind who put on a very impressive performance to win Bronze. Moana stopped the clock on 34.08s.
Apart from the Oceania medals, Tevita Fotofili and Rosemarie Rova grabbed an Island medals each.
4 Personal best times were achieved by our swimmers bringing our total personal best times for today to 13 in total.
An impressive performance from our gallant swimmers who showed consistency in their performance. Their achievements tonight is a reflection their dedication, commitment and hard work throughout the weeks of preparation leading up to this championship.
With one more day to go, the team knows that there is no room for complacency and that they need to rise to another level to finish on flying colors when the championship comes to an end.
TEAM FIJI TOTAL MEDAL COUNT
- Gold: 1
- Silver: 3
- Bronze: 4
- Total: 8
- Gold: 4
- Silver: 3
- Bronze: 3
- Total: 10
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Story by: Lucy Erasito, Fiji Swimming (29/06/2018)