Fiji Time: 9:44 PM on Wednesday 27 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Swimmers impress

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, July 27, 2014

FIJI swimmers continue to impress in the Commonwealth Games being played in Glasgow, Scotland.

Seven swimmers took to the pool and recorded a mixed result in the Games so far.

Eighteen-year-old Matelita Buadromo took part in the women's 200 metres freestyle and managed to finish with a personal best time of 2 minutes 7.77 seconds.

However it wasn't enough to earn her a place in the finals.

"I couldn't believe it," Buadromo said. "It's one of my greatest races and I felt really strong throughout."

A national record was broken in the women's 4x100m freestyle.

A crew of Buadromo, Caroline Puamau, Cheyenne Rova and Tieri Erasito knocked over five seconds off the existing record to finish fifth in the first heat.

Buadromo finished third in the women's 50m freestyle heats while Rova and Puamau finished sixth respectively.

Meli Malani also impressed in the heat stages of the men's 50m butterfly.

"I'm happy with my performance, especially the first 25m, even though I didn't beat my personal best," Malani said.

Meanwhile, Fiji's judo rep Josateki Naulu lost to Boas Munyonga of Zambia in the men's 81 kilogram category on Friday night.

In the bowling competition, the Fiji men's pairs lost to India 11-15 and England 17-20 while the men's triple team lost to Northern Ireland 8-23.

The national women's fours maintain their winning run defeating Niue 19-12 while Elizabeth Moceiwai lost to Teokotai Jim of Cook Islands 12-21 in the women's singles.








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 0.64280.6238
JPY 51.642848.6428
GBP 0.36980.3618
EUR 0.44320.4312
NZD 0.69720.6642
AUD 0.65220.6272
USD 0.48920.4722

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Probe as student jumps off building
  2. 7s team settles well in Chile
  3. Mum rises above limits
  4. Tuisova sets rugby target
  5. Tears of joy for Daveuwa
  6. Mission Rio 2016
  7. Sugar Bills
  8. Harvest contract plea
  9. Impartiality plea for cane industry
  10. Bolalevu: Hydro station work ongoing

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  9. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)