Veremalua wants another gold, a win for his daughter

Sevens rep Jasa Veremalua (left) at Borron House during Team Fiji itatau in Suva yesterday. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

Sevens rep Jasa Veremalua (left) at Borron House during Team Fiji itatau in Suva yesterday. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

OLYMPIC Games gold medallist Jasa Veremalua wants another gold medal in his cabinet.

This time the lanky forward eyes the Commonwealth Games gold medal after helping Fiji to the historic win in Rio, Brazil two years ago.

He wants to be remembered as a Fijian rugby player who won the Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games gold medals. If selected, he is not only aiming to win for the country, but also his daughter Ranadi Grace who turned a year-old earlier this month.

“I would play for my country and my daughter. She is a blessing to me,” Veremalua said.

“I will play for the family and God, who gave me the talent to play rugby.”

“It would be my first Commonwealth Games and I am looking forward to it. However, the team has not been finalised because everyone has been focusing on the Hong Kong 7s. If I make the team, it will be a big achievement after having represented Fiji at the Olympic Games in 2016.”

Veremalua said the Commonwealth Games would not be easy.

“It would be a very proud moment for me if I am able to get a place in the Commonwealth Games,

“There are competitions in the squad and some of the players from France are coming. The competition will be tough. There are a lot of young players and we have to be very good in our training and lift our standard to another level.”

The Commonwealth Games will start with the opening ceremony on April 4.

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