The Fiji volleyball women's team faces Papua New Guinea this afternoon after booking a place in the bronze medal play-off. Yesterday the team beat Tuvalu in three straight sets. The bronze will be somewhat of a redemption for the team, which was unbeaten in its first two games and then slumped to two losses in a row.
Fiji's tae kwon do had another disappointing day yesterday with both fighters not being able to make it to the medal play-off. Pranit Kumar and Ratu Nemani Tebana did not make it pass their first fights. Both fighters encountered Tahitian opponents. The team meets on Sunday to discuss their performance at the Mini Games.
Team Fiji will be hosting athletes on Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Suva for a thanksgiving lunch. Team Fiji general manager and acting Chef de Mission Cathy Wong says the athletes have prepared themselves for the games and some of them went against odds to bring glory to Fiji. Fiji is in the fifth spot on the medal tally.
The commencement of the rugby sevens competition has seen the crowd drift back into the Kafika Stadium. After the conclusion of athletics last week, the crowd had not returned until yesterday. The weather has also improved, unlike the torrential downpour experienced on Monday; yesterday was warmer and the sun was out.
The Papua New Guinea rugby team is using the Pacific Mini Games as a build-up to the Fiji Water International Centennial in Fiji. PNG coach Warren Jennings says PNG hopes to be in Fiji in a fortnight. He adds the team is hoping to get some matches with local clubs. PNG has started to gear up for the Pacific Games in 2015.