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Tui, Tikoisuva to fly Fiji's flag at bowls World Cup

Zanzeer Singh
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

SAMUELA Tui and Litia Tikoisuva will fly Fiji's flag at the World Cup which starts at the Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club in New South Wales, Australia this morning.

This will be Tui's first indoor championship while evergreen Tikoisuva has participated in the event before.

Team manager Usa Kalim said Tui was eager to make his debut.

"He was in top form last year winning nearly all the major singles events," she said.

"Samuela was part of the team that won the silver medal at the World Teams Championship in 2008.

"Litia is determined to improve her indoor performance. She is no stranger to the singles game having reached the Australian Open final and was crowned the Asia Pacific champion in 2005.

"However she is yet to taste similar success on the indoor surface.

"Samuela will face an opponent from the Netherlands while Litia will face New Zealand's Val Smith in the first round.

"The indoor conditions are quite different from the grass surface but the duo have adjusted well and are practising their shots on the smooth and fast surface.

"We would like to acknowledge the support of the Fiji National Sports Commission and sponsors Formscaff Fiji Limited and Power Plant & Equipment Limited for making this trip possible."

Bowls Fiji president Radhika Prasad said the two players were strong contenders for a spot in the Fiji team to the Commonwealth Games. Prasad urged the clubs to nominate players to be part of the trials to select the squad for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

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