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Archery takes three

Pravin Narain
Monday, October 30, 2017

THREE archers, Robert Elder, Fred Leota and Lisa Leota, will represent Fiji in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.

Fred and Lisa would be competing in the compound bow while three times Olympian Elder will shoot in the recurve bow division.

Fiji Archery Association secretary Ajay Ballu said the association had high hopes from the trio to win medals for the country.

"We have confidence in the archers who are going to compete in the Pacific Mini Games and they are giving their best," he said.

"It was a team selection where we had three qualifying competitions and then we had Fiji Games as the final selection.

"All the archers are medal contenders in the competition based on their performance since they were selected on merit."

The team will consist of three archers and George Fong will be the section manager for the archers.

"Robert being the three times Olympian looks good for the competition and they have been scoring good scores," he added.

"The competition is definitely going to be tough from Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

"The archers from Vanuatu had been training in China for the competition while New Caledonia and Tahiti would give us a stiff competition.

"Fred and Lisa took part in the Oceania Games last year where they settled for a silver medal and it is their first Pacific Mini Games."

The Games will be held from December 4-15.

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