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Paralympian fights for life after accident

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

FIJI'S female paralympian Lusiana Rogoimuri's dream of featuring at the 2012 Paraylympics in London is hanging on the balance.

This was after she was rushed to the hospital following a car accident last week.

Fiji Paralympics senior development officer Saimoni Nainoca said he was not aware of the matter.

He said the news was relayed to him by Iliesa Delana and Fred Fatiaki who were currently training in Australia.

"Right now, I am on leave for three weeks and I am not sure of that news. Last night (Sunday night), I received a call from Iliesa (Delana) and Fred (Fatiaki) telling me about the incident. That was how I was able to know about this incident because right now I am on leave," Nainoca said.

A relative who wished not to be named said Rogoimuri was in critical condition. The relative told Times Sport that Rogoimuri sustained injuries from a car accident last Wednesday. Rogoimuri was supposed to compete in the T36 100meters and 200m sprint events.

She and team official Sainiana Tukana are scheduled to leave the country later this week.