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Watch diet, athletes told

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, December 20, 2013

CHEF de Mission to the 2014 Young Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, Carl Probert has reminded athletes vying for a place in the Fiji team to follow their off season training.

With athletes going on break for the festive season, Probert said the onus was on them to stay committed to their goal.

He said there were still places up for grabs in the national team.

So far the Fiji 7s team is confirmed to participate in the Nanjing Games.

FASANOC has received universality places in the sports of athletics (one male and one female), swimming (one male) and weightlifting (one female in the under-48kg category).

National federations with potential to qualify athletes include athletics, hockey, swimming, table tennis, triathlon and weightlifting.

Probert said swimmer Meli Malani was training in Florida where he would spend this festive season to qualify on merit.

He said upcoming table tennis player Young Jun Park had emerged as the top contender to represent the sport at the Games.

"I think the key message to the athletes is to be conscious about their diet," Probert said.

"In February, we will have an athletes' forum where the members of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games team will be invited to discuss on various issues."