Team Fiji Swimming to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics touched down in Tokyo last week Friday and headed straight to their pre-games training camp in Beppu City in the Oita Prefecture on the Island of Kyushu, Japan.

The team consisting of Taichi Vakasama, Cheyenne Rova and Coach/Manager Sharon Smith have settled in well at the Ryouchiku Bettei Hotel where they will spend the next 8 days undergoing final preparations before checking into the Olympic Games village on the 19th of this month.

Team Fiji Swimming at dinner, practicing social distancing. Photo credit: Team FS Physio Sarote

The team faced a lot of adversity in their build up towards the games; lockdowns, restriction of movements, inaccessibility to training venues. But they are still extremely optimistic about competing and performing well come the time.

Taichi Vakasama will be competing on the 27th of this month in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke while Cheyenne Rova, following a solid 3-week training stint in Australia, will be swimming in the Women’s 50m Freestyle on the 30th of this month as well.

The Fiji Swimming community wishes Sharon and her team all the very best in their final preparations.

Toso Viti toso!!

Update by: Fiji Swimming 11/07/2021

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