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Hall of fame inductee laid to rest

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, July 24, 2014

A large crowd paid their last respects to the late Ana Ramacake Birch at the Nasareci Methodist Church in Namaka, Nadi yesterday.

Ana, a FASANOC Hall of Fame inductee in 1993, passed away at the age of 79.

She hailed from Visama in Tailevu and made her national athletics debut at the inaugural South Pacific Games in 1963 where she won five medals — two gold, two silver and a bronze.

Later in the 1966 SPG, she won two gold and two silver medals.

She travelled to Jamaica in the same year without a manager and coach to represent Fiji at the British Empire Games and won a gold medal in the long jump.

However, in the 1967 Easter Games she set two national records by winning gold medals in the long jump and in the 200 metres respectively.

She is survived by her husband John, her two daughters and a grandchild.








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