Flying start for Litia

Litia Tikoisuva at the Broadbeach Bowls Club in Gold Coast. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

Litia Tikoisuva is one of the defending champions of the tournament. She is pictured here competing in the Commonwealth Games last year. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU/FILE

BOWLER Litia Tikoisuva had a flying start to her Commonwealth Games campaign after she beat Niue’s Pau Blumsky in the Women’s Singles sectional play at the Broadbeach Bowls Club yesterday.

Tikoisuva, 54, had a good start despite the conditions not being in her favour.

Fiji women’s bowling team section manager Usa Kalim said she proved to be the best against her competitor.

“It was a good start not only for her, but the other bowlers as well,” she said.

“Litia has set a platform now and we will only get better and better in every round.

“There was a change in the condition of the greens as it rained heavily and the competition was stopped for about 30 minutes,” she said.

“After the competition resumed, she continued her winning ways against Blumsky,” she added.

“There are still a lot of areas where we need to work on as the competition progresses.”

Meanwhile, she lost in her second match 20-19 against Emma Firyana Saroji of Malaysia while in the men’s triple, Fiji’s Kushal Pillay, Arun Kumar and Semesa Naiseruvati defeated Haji Naim, Mohammed Israt Amiruddin Haji Abd Ghani and Abd Rahman Omar of Brunel Darussalam 14-12.

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