21st September 09:57 AM
3 archers qualify for Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu
By Iva Danford
Sunday 10/09/2017
1st from left: Robert Elder

Three archers have qualified for the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu which will be held in December this year.

They are Robert Elder, Fred Leota and Lisa Leota.

World Archery Fiji National Secretary Ajay Ballu says from now on these three will need to prove themselves more and improve on their personal bests because they will be competing against some of the best players around the Pacific.

Ballu says they are our gold medal prospects and they are hoping that this Fiji Games will at least aid them in their preparation for the Mini Games.

He says toughest opponents of Archery comes from New Caledonia and Tahiti.

Suva dominated in the Fiji Games as they took out three gold medals in the Archery events.

Despite only two districts taking part, Suva managed to take out the gold medals in three of the five events which included Compound Men, Compound Women and Mixed Equipment/Mixed Gender.

Meanwhile, Nadi won gold in the Women's Softball.

Silver went to Suva with Lami winning Bronze.

The Men's Baseball event had Suva winning Gold, Lami settling with Silver and Nadi with Bronze.

Athletics Fiji President Joseph Rodan Senior says the Fiji Games has been a huge part of the athletes build up who are not only taking part in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan next week but also for the upcoming Pacific Mini Games at the end of the year in Vanuatu.

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