Signorini wins ocean swim

OLLIE Signorini won the 10 kilometre Mana Ocean Swim event yesterday at Mana Island marking his first international feat.

The 19-year-old from Sydney, Australia, had won the Big Swim competition back home earlier this year, defeating last year’s winner Kezimir Boskovic, and earning himself a ticket as a prize to visit Fiji to compete in this year’s event.

“It was a tough race, but I enjoyed it. The 10km was a lot longer than the 2.8km race we had in Big Swim and it was a bit hard swimming against the wind but I’m happy with the time.”

Signorini clocked 2hours and 15 mins to win the race. He added that he would also participate in either the 1km, 3km, or 5km swim event tomorrow.

“I’ve been swimming and competing for close to six years and would really love an opportunity to come here again if given the chance.”

Competition resumes at 8.30am tomorrow at the North Beach of Mana Island Resort and Spa.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Sofia Jenson was the first female to cross the finish line in yesterday’s solo 10km event, and also finished as the second overall in the event.

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