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Family prepares to lay former Fiji rep to rest

PRAVIN NARAIN
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Update: 2:57PM FORMER Fiji athlete Mereoni Vibose will be laid to rest in her village in Raiwaqa, Nadroga, on Friday.

This was confirmed by family member Peceli Lasilevu.

Vibose, 66, died at the Sigatoka Hospital on Saturday after a short illness.

She had represented Fiji in the discus and javelin disciplines in six South Pacific Games and two Commonwealth Games.

Fact file: Vibose's achievement 

South Pacific Games

1969 - Papua New Guinea discus - silver javelin - silver

1975 - Guam discus - bronze javelin - gold

1979 - Fiji javelin - gold 

1983 - Samoa discus - silver javelin - silver 

1987 - New Caledonia javelin - gold

1991 - Papua New Guinea discus - bronze

Commonwealth Games

1974 - New Zealand discus -11th javelin - 7th 

1982 - Australia discus - 9th javelin - 8th 

1983 - National Athlete Championships in Suva, she set a Fiji record of 47.76 metres in the discus and in the 1987, again in Suva, set a javelin record of 53.18 metres. 

This outstanding athlete retired from athletics in 1991 after 22 years of being the best athlete in the South Pacific Islands in her chosen discipline, having won 3 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals during her period.

Source: FASANOC








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