Rotuma Leads Medal Tally
by Anasilini Ratuva
The Rotuma swimming team leads the 2015 Fiji Games medal tally after the first day yesterday.
Rotuma amassed 10 gold, two silver and five bronze medals while Nadi is in second place with one gold, seven silver and three bronze medals.
Suva is in third place with one gold, three silver and three bronze medals.
The Rotuma team includes national reps Matelita Buadromo, Susau Elaisa and Temafa Yalimaiwai.
Fiji Games was simultaneously held with the National Open which will finish tomorrow. And both competitions will serve as final selection for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea in July.
Fiji Swimming president Jerome Kado was impressed with results yesterday.
"Results were positive after Day One and both the competitions, Fiji Games and our National Open will serve as selection trials for Pacific Games," Kado said.
A total of 21 national records were broken with the Nadi Barracuda Swimming Club rep Rosemarie Rova setting three new national records in the women's 100m and 200m freestyle and women 50m freestyle.
Meet co-ordinator Bulou Rokomasi Rabua said the competition would be very competitive today.
"There are swimmers who will be coming out strong in the final day," Tikomasi said.
Ten swimmers will represent Fiji at the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea in July.
From Fiji Times Online (28 March 2015)
Fiji Games: Rotuma Takes Surprise Lead
by Shalveen Chand
Update: 2:51PM SURPRISE leaders Rotuma has continued with their fine performance at the Fiji Games in Suva.
Rotuma won two gold medals in the pool this morning, increasing their lead in the medal tally to 12 gold, four silver and seven bronze medals.
As at 2pm today, Korovou had won one gold; Lautoka one gold, two silver and one bronze medal; Nadi had two gold, eight silver and five bronze medals; Nasinu with one silver, Naitasiri one bronze and Suva with three gold, six silver and three bronze medals.