Fiji at the Games
5 April, 2018, 12:00 am
FIJI has competed in all but three Commonwealth Games since 1938, missing only 1990, 1994 and 2010.
For the first two of those games, Fiji was not a member of the Commonwealth following the military coup and declaration of a republic in 1987, and for the third it was suspended. Fiji has won 14 Commonwealth medals across six sports.
The country was suspended from the Commonwealth, and was banned from taking part in the 2010 Games, but was again represented with a team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Fiji gold medal winners
* 1950: Auckland, New Zealand: Mataika Tuicakau — shot put — men: 48′ 0 1/4′ (14.63m).
* 1982: Brisbane, Australia: Fine Sani, boxing men’s light heavyweight division beat Jonathan Kirisa of Uganda.
* 2002: Manchester, England: Nacanieli Qerewaqa Takayawa: Judo men’s heavyweight.