Fiji Time: 4:50 PM on Friday 31 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black sea
  2. Son gives evidence
  3. Call to pressure Fiji
  4. Mission to save islands from drowning
  5. Office marks remembrance
  6. Businessman urges province to support education of children
  7. 'Robust Bill of Rights'
  8. Detect, treat and cure
  9. Giants win World Series
  10. Fete aims for $156k

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's worry Sunday (26 Oct)
  2. Ryan speaks out Monday (27 Oct)
  3. 'Widespread abuse' Monday (27 Oct)
  4. Passport scam Wednesday (29 Oct)
  5. Theft by workers Monday (27 Oct)
  6. Equal rights Tuesday (28 Oct)
  7. Alert over fake visas Tuesday (28 Oct)
  8. Kepa: Treat all equally Monday (27 Oct)
  9. Woman dies in accident Wednesday (29 Oct)
  10. On the rise Thursday (30 Oct)