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Team Fiji arrives home

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, August 07, 2014

FIJI Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) vice-president Jerome Kado says the Commonwealth Games was a good exposure for the upcoming athletes eyed for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and beyond.

Team Fiji returned home with one bronze medal from weightlifter Apolonia Vaivai in the women's 75 kilogram category.

England finished on top with 58 gold, 59 silver and 57 bronze medals followed by Australia with 49 gold, 42 silver and 46 bronze medals. Canada finished third with 32 gold, 16 silver and 34 bronze medals.

Kado, who represented FASANOC at the games, said despite the lack of preparation time, the team did well.

Fiji was accepted back into the Commonwealth Games Federation earlier this year, leaving Team Fiji less than six months to prepare.

"The games exposure has been fantastic for the athletes and they can see what needs to be done and where they need to go to actually perform at the next level," Kado said.

"It shows us that we need to do a lot of good and hard work, basically a lot of smart work to get to the next level."








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