NATIONAL Paralympics coach Fred Fatiaki is urging his athletes to target personal bests (PB) rather than gold at the Pacific Mini Games.
Three athletes will compete in Para-sports at the event in Wallis and Futuna and Fatiaki believes a personal best (PB) is a reasonable target compared to a medal.
"If they do win medals then it's a bonus but the main aim is PBs," he said.
"This is because I don't want to put my athletes under pressure. I want them to go out there, be relaxed and enjoy the competition."
Luther Solomone will compete in the 100m ambulant, Jone Bogidrau will compete in the standing javelin throw while Savaira Tuidau will compete in the shot put event.
"Luther represented Fiji in 2009 at the Arafura Games in Darwin and his current PB is 14.75s.
"Jone will compete overseas for the first time and his PB is 22m while Savaira's PB is 6.55m.
"They have the potential of achieving PBs and that is all I want them to do at the mini games."
Fatiaki, who coached Iliesa Delana to win Fiji's and the region's first ever Paralympics gold medal at the 2012 London Games, will accompany the athletes to Wallis and Futuna.
"This is the first time Para-sports has been merged with Team Fiji for the competition and I want my athletes to get some good experience out of this."
He adds Solomone has the potential to compete in the 2015 South Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.
"He is coming back to his best and if there is a qualifying time set for the PNG 2015 then I am sure Luther can qualify."
Amputeee Bogidrau said he wanted to stamp his mark in paralympics in the region.
This will be the first overseas trip for the 28-year-old and he said he was excited and nervous.
"My current personal best is 22m and I am confident of improving on that," he said.
"I have been training every day and the preparations for this competition has been really good."