Fiji Time: 5:15 AM on Wednesday 28 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Fiji loses top athlete

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, July 19, 2014

THE Fiji sporting federation is mourning the loss of former national athlete Ana Ramacake Birch.

Birch, who hails from Visama in Tailevu, passed away on Thursday.

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) on it website said it was saddened by the passing away of the former long jumper.

Birch was inducted into FASANOC Hall of Fame in 1993.

"The first opportunity to represent Fiji came to Ana at the age of 29 in 1963 with the inauguration of the South Pacific Games," FASANOC said.

"In the Games she won 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal.

Birch, who was residing in Nadi, also took part in the 1966 New Zealand Championships where she won the gold medal in the long jump event.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65420.6352
JPY 50.302747.3027
GBP 0.38000.3720
EUR 0.43940.4274
NZD 0.68690.6539
AUD 0.65110.6261
USD 0.49660.4796

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rugby death
  2. Double trouble
  3. Aussies wary of Fijians
  4. PM attacks NFP
  5. Focus on iTaukei
  6. Pastor guilty of rape
  7. Locally-produced movie set to hit the big screens
  8. Ministry eyes foreign doctor recruitment
  9. Prove claims, MWH told
  10. Families without lots

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Pastor makes case in rape trial Wednesday (21 Sep)
  5. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  6. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  9. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  10. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)