Top finish for swimming

Top finish for swimming

Paulini Ratulailai

ASHGABAT, 28 SEPTEMBER 2017 (FIJI TIMES)--TEAM Fiji swimming coach Sharon Smith is happy with her team's performance at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

The team managed 11 open national records, 25 personal best (PBs) from 29 individual events and featured in six finals.

Smith said they came to the competition unaware of what to expect.

"Making the final was a big surprise for Matelita Buadromo and Kinisimere Naivalu," she said.

"Matelita's performance was the best after a long time.

"We prepared very well and came into the competition looking at swimming PBs, but finished with three records and making five finals.

"Now we will go back and start preparing for the Queensland State Championships to be held in Brisbane in December.

"The boys breaking relay records were fantastic."

Buadromo broke the 200m individual medally 100 butterfly and the 200m freestyle while Taichi Vaksama broke the 100 breaststroke and the 100m individual medally.

Epeli Rabua broke the 50m breaststrokes and Netani Ross with the 100m backstroke.

The boys won the 4x50m freed style relay, the 4x50m medley relay, 4x100m freestyle relay and the 4x100m medley relay.

In their individual performance Buadromo participated in seven events, five PBs with three records and five finals.

Adi Kinisimere Naivalu took part in four events with three PBs and reached one final.

Taichi Vakasama took part in four events with four PBs and two records while Rabua participate in six events with six PBs and one record.

Netani took part in four events with four PBs and one record and Eugene Kado had three PBs he finished 22nd.




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