August 25, 2021
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Riwai sets foot on home soil in Labasa

Fijiana Olympian bronze medalist Viniana Riwai has arrived in Labasa.

The Naseakula lass who arrived this morning in Labasa was escorted to the quarantine facility by health officials where she will spend four days.

Father Maika Riwai in an interview said they were happy to have their daughter back in her hometown.

Riwai said the accomplishment was not an easy feat as she had to put in the hard yards in training, sacrifice and balanced her personal life and family time with her rugby commitments.

“She has been away for a year due to school and sporting commitments and finally she has returned home so we’re glad and we thank God.

“We’ve been informed about the quarantine necessities and we respect their decisions. The family will never forget July 30.

“The win was also possible through the hard work put in by the Fiji Rugby Union and its officials in moulding the team to achieve the impossible,” he said.

He said Team Fiji Fijiana winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics created a unique piece of history for their family.

By Nacanieli Tuilevuka

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