Fijians take bronze

THE Fijian youth teams have enjoyed the hospitality for the past few days during the 2017 Commonwealth Youth games in the Bahamas this week.

Chef de mission Tomasi Tiko said the athletes were really excited to be accommodated in a five-star hotel called the Grand Hyatt Bah Mar.

“The food has been amazing the athletes love the view and it was hard trying to keep them focused as they were trying to explore the hotel which was kind of fun,” Tiko said.

“The first day of the competition we had difficulty trying to aclimatise to the weather as it was hot, but a little bit of weather mixture.

“The time zone was one of the major factor as it was 13 hour difference from out time at home so we had to adapt with it.

“Everything was amazing, the accommodation, the hospitality so this is a lifetime experience for our players to come and not just expose themselves but to learn other cultures and traditions which was fun for our athletes,” he said yesterday.

Fiji claimed another bronze with the men’s team’s win against Canada 28-14 but unfortunately our women’s team bowed out to Wales 19-14. Fiji’s first bronze of the games was to Taiji Vakasama in swimming.

Today Kolinio Radrudru will run his last race for the 200 meters semi-final while the swimmers will have their last race.

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