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From Fiji Sun (23 April 2019)

Rotuman Swimmers Top Games Competition

By Anasilini Natoga

Rotuma won the Fiji Swimming competition in the final day of Fiji Games at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre yesterday.


The Matelita Buadromo's Rotuma team collected 20 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals.

It was disappointing for Nadi players who left: the competition early due to the adverse weather condition.

They finished in second place with 14 gold, 18 silver and 17 bronze medals.

The capital city side was third with 8 gold, 13 silver and 7 bronze medals.

Fiji Swimming president Ben Rova said: "Nadi team did not finish the event on the final day because of the adverse weather. We don't want to take the risk but to get our swimmers safely home."

Nevertheless the team from the jetset town had a clean sweep in the 50m backstroke winning gold, silver and bronze in both the women's and men's division.

The team consists ofYolani Blake, Cheyenne Rova, Ella Rasau, Hansel McCaig, Netani Ross and Troy Maivusaroko.

Rotuma's Temafa Yalimaiwai won the men's 100m butterfly with a new record time of 57.4sec.

Final squad

Rova confirmed they will release the 2019 Pacific Games 16 players following approval by the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOIC) selection justification committee.

Edited by Osea Bola