January 30, 2012
  Follow @ Twitter

Five confirmed for 2012 London Olympics

By Kalesi Mele

Five athletes have qualified to represent team Fiji at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Robert Elder (Archery), Jaseteki Naulu (Judo), Glenn Kable (Shooting) Leslie Copeland (Athletics) and Iliesa Delana (Paralympics) made the cut after meeting the standard qualification target in their respective sports

 Kable won Gold at the Oceania Shooting Centre in December which enabled him to qualify for the games and last weekend snatched the Australian National ISSF trap.

Copeland threw 80.54 metres in the World University games on 17th August, whereby the distance qualified him for a spot in the team and is intending to improve his distances at the Australian Atheletics Circuit.

Elder finished fourth overall in the Oceania Archery Confederation Continental Qualifying tournament which also enabled him a spot in the Fiji team

Judoka Joseteki Naulu, won gold at last years Pacific games in the 81 Kg category and was awarded an Olympic qualification by the International Judo Federation.

Delana,  on the other hand is the first Fiji athelete to qualify for the 2012 Paralympics games and earned himself a spot in the Fiji team when he cleared the bar at 1.73 metres classing him among the best in the world.

The athletes have an Olympic scholarship to aid in their preparation through to the Olympics.

FijiLive

Sugar - Maroon 5

PREVIOUS STORY
Fiji to host 2012 International Chess Open
NEXT STORY
NZ teen eyes US major debut

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!

 


 






FOOTBALL
Drudru stars as 10-man Nadi beat Nadroga
Samuela Drudru scored in the latter stages as Nadi held on to beat Nadroga 1-0 despite being a man down in their Rewa Galaxy Premier League encounter at Lawaqa Park tonight.
RUGBY
Naholo scores in Highlanders first win
Highlanders have beaten Reds 20-13 in their Super Rugby fixture tonight with Fijian winger Waisake Naholo scoring a second-half try for the winners.
FIJI NEWS
Court acquits two of Christmas Day rape
Two men accused of raping a woman in a village in the West on Christmas Day in 2010 have been left off by a high court in Lautoka.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Chavez in Venezuela after cancer surgery
President Hugo Chavez surprised and in many cases delighted Venezuelans by returning home on Monday, albeit to an uncertain future, ending a more than two-month absence in Cuba for cancer treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
TECHNOLOGY
Apple hit by hackers
Apple on Tuesday said it was hit by hackers who wormed their way into the California company's system but evidently failed to steal any data.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS