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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.

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