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Team Fiji Swimmer Bags First Medal for Commonwealth Youth Games.
Team Fiji Commonwealth Youth Games male swimmer Taichi Vakasama.

Team Fiji Swimmer Bags First Medal for Commonwealth Youth Games.

 

Team Fiji Swimmer Taichi Vakasama continues to showcase his determination with a strong performance in the 200 metre Breaststroke which saw him win a bronze medal.
The medal is Team Fiji’s first in the Swimming event in any Commonwealth Youth Games.
Taichi broke his own personal best which he set in the heats with a time of 2.17.17seconds on his way to winning a bronze medal with the fastest time recorded being 2.16.44seconds.
Taichi beat the old national open record by 4seconds which he set back in 2015.
Meanwhile Team Fiji swimmers Temafa Yalimaiwai broke Carl Probert’s 15-16 age group record set in the 200 metre Freestyle event in 1992 of time 2.04.52 seconds with Temafa’s new time being 2.04.21 seconds.
Temafa finished first in his heats with competition continuing tomorrow.
Rosemarie Rova, despite giving her best finished seventh in her heat of the 200 metre Freestyle event. Taichi, Rosemarie and Temafa continue their competitions tomorrow.
In the Tennis events, Team Fiji Tennis rep Vienna Kumar continues through to the second round after her opponent failed to make the court while Sebastian Tikaram succumb to Sri Lanka two sets to nil.
Team Fiji Rugby Women team started their competition with a 29-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago but lost their second game against Canada 40-7. The girls will continue their competition against Australia later in the day.
Team Fiji Rugby Men also started positively against hosts Bahamas winning 59-0 before being tested by Sri Lanka before they also won that match 14-7. The boys lost their game against Canada 21-19 in what was a bruising encounter.
FASANOC would like to congratulate Taichi on this achievement and wish the rest of Team Fiji all the best.

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