Weightlifter Vaivai selected as Fiji’s Pacific Games flag bearer

Weightlifter Vaivai selected as Fiji’s Pacific Games flag bearer

By Meli Tavaga
Monday 22/06/2015
Fiji’s weightlifter Apolonia Vaivai

Fiji’s weightlifter Apolonia Vaivai has been selected to be Fiji’s flag bearer in the Pacific Games.

Fiji Team Chef De Mission Cathy Wong says they have selected Vaivai because she won a bronze medal in last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Wong says Vaivai is the best performing athlete which Fiji has had since the last Pacific Games.

Vaivai is also an International Olympic Committee Rio 2016 Scholarship recipient and is currently training at the Oceania Regional Training Centre in New Caledonia.

Vaivai is a gold medal prospect for Fiji in the Pacific Games.

Meanwhile, the first batch of 221 athletes is expected to leave the country this Wednesday.

The Pacific Games will be held next Saturday to the 18th of July in Papua New Guinea


Latest Videos


Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
New COVID variant Omicron emerges in different parts of the world
WHO labels new COVID strain named omicron a variant of concern
4 days ago

Fiji continues to be affected by COVID-19
Contact tracing continues for most parts of Suva and Nausori. Mon 19th Apr Tue 20th Apr Wed 21st Apr Thu 22nd Apr Sat 24th Apr Sun ...
8 days ago

Govt tables motion that Parliament approve the increased Govt guarantee to Fiji Airways borrowings
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says with the recent issue of new shares, the Fijian Government is the majority shareholder of Fiji Airways holding now 74.56 percent of the entire issued share capital.
39 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
Residents in Naivikinikini disappointed as they have Walesi set-top boxes but no UHF antenna
Following the switching off of analogue television transmission in many parts of the country, some residents of Naivikinikini in Lami who do not have ...
1 hour ago
LATEST NEWS
Jerry Tuwai is getting married to Mereani Tupou today
World Rugby 7s Player of the Decade, Seremaia Tuwai Vunisa commonly know to fans around the globe as Jerry Tuwai is marrying the love of his life ...
22 minutes ago

Woman and her 2 children missing in Lautoka
Dipika Devi Prem and her two children, Tanish Pratap and Jacklyn Pratap who live in Field 4 in Lautoka have been reported missing to ...
2 hours ago

If we take away the 20 cents per litre duty imposed on fuel, it immediately puts a $56 million hole in revenue collection – AG
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says if they take away the 20 cents per litre duty imposed on fuel, it immediately puts a $56 million hole in ...
14 hours ago

Hotels and Guest Houses Amendment Bill passed which will see the extension of the license period from one year to not more than 5 years
The Hotels and Guest Houses Amendment Bill 2021 which seeks to extend the period of hotel license from one year to not more than 5 years has been ...
14 hours ago

The FijiFirst Government is on life support assisted by other nations and foreign loans - Waqanika
SODELPA MP Tanya Waqanika says our nation’s economic status is in the red and the FijiFirst Government is on life support assisted by other nations ...
15 hours ago

TOP