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



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