August 09, 2012
  Follow @ Twitter

Copeland misses to end Fiji Olympics bid

By Sunil Sharma    

Leslie Copeland, one of the Fiji’s hopes at the London Olympic Games finished in 13th position in the men’s Javelin and missed out on a spot in the finals to bring down the curtain to Team Fiji’s participation in the Games.

Copeland threw the javelin 80.19metres in the qualifying round today, but it wasn’t enough to earn him a spot in Sunday’s final.

“Thank you everyone for the prayers and support,” he posted on his facebook page shortly after his near-miss.

“I fell short of the finals today. It was an amazing experience. I would really love to carry our national colours into the finals but hopefully next time around I can make my country proud. Once again, vinaka vakalevu and wish you all a pleasant day.”
 
Copeland’s qualifying throw was also short of his 80.45m national record which he set at the 2011 World Universiade Games in China.

Copeland was accompanied to London by his coach, James Goulding and his section manager, Roy Ravana.

Team Fiji officials and athletes who are still in London will stay on for the completion of the Games and will return to the country next week.

Swimmers Paul Elaisa and Matelita Buadromo returned to Fiji on Monday.
 
FijiLive


 

Bad Blood

PREVIOUS STORY
Sarah Attar takes slow lane into track history
NEXT STORY
US, Spain, Russia, Argentina reach hoop semis

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


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

 


 






FOOTBALL
Fiji U20 suffers big loss in friendly
The Vodafone Fiji U20 football team suffered a 7-0 loss against Hungary in its final build up match at Cambridge Stadium in Hamilton this afternoon.
RUGBY
Rawaca, Masilevu in Flying Fijians squad
Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee has named 7s wingers Savenaca Rawaca, Benito Masilevu and Samisoni Viriviri in his extended squad for the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup and the Rugby World Cup.
FIJI NEWS
PM invites Thailand to open Suva embassy
Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has invited Thailand to open a diplomatic mission in Suva and to have a high level presence at the forthcoming Pacific Islands Development Forum Summit in Nadi in September.
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 MOBILE HOT TOPICS