April 21, 2021
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Universal ticket is the last chance: Bower

Pacific Sprint King Banuve Tabakaucoro and triple jumper Eugene Volmer haven't been able to meet Olympic qualifying times yet.

However there is a universal ticket - where only one of them can go to the Olympics without having made the qualifying time.

Team Fiji Chef de Mission Patrick Bower says who will go between the two athletes and why was the person chosen and what criteria was used is something the National Olympic Federation will decide.

“This would be a choice for the National Federation but in the past it has always been easier to qualify someone for the track events whereas the field events the standard of competition is of a very high quality.”

“Both the athletes were given enough time to prepare within the domestic competition and since they could not make changes in the time we have to depend on the final chance which is the universal ticket.”

“The other athletes who want to make it to Team Fiji in the Tokyo Olympic will have to bring changes in their competition.”

By Romeka Romena  


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