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Robert sails to bronze medal

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ROBERT Hazelman of Savusavu won a bronze medal at the Oceania Sailing Championships in Noumea, New Caledonia.

He managed to hang on to third place in the men's Laser Class with two third placings in the two heats yesterday.

Fiji Yachting Association Secretary and team manager Neville Koop said Robert's performance placed him in a strong position for next year's Pacific Games.

"Robert will benefit greatly from this regatta, and he has been selected to travel to Spain later this year to attend the International Sailing Federation's high performance training centre which will boost his performance even further," he said.

"He has the potential to sail at the 2016 Olympics and Fiji Yachting Association are working with his coaches and mentors in Savusavu to ensure he prepares and trains well for the next Olympics."

Koop said Naomi Waqalevu finished fifteenth overall in a fleet of 21 and was the second placed of the three women competing in the Laser class. "A solid performance in her first international regatta.

"In the Optimist class for juniors, Viliame Ratulu was also placed 15th in the fleet of 22, once again a great effort for a 14-year-old from Savusavu on his first overseas trip and first international regatta."

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