FIJIAN TRIO BUNDLED OUT - FIJI TIMES
THREE more Team Fiji athletes have been bundled out of this year's Rio Olympics.
Glenn Kable (shooting), Matelita Buadromo (swimming) and Robert Elder (archery) failed to progress further after the completion of their events yesterday.
The trio have joined Manueli Tulo (weight-lifting), Sally Yee (table tennis), Winston Hill (boxing ), Fijiana 7s and the Fiji soccer team.
Elder was beaten three straight sets by world's number 9 Wei Chun-Heng in archery, while Buadromo was placed 40th out of the 48 participants that featured in the 200m freestyle heats yesterday.
Kable was ranked 23 thus failing to be a medal contender.
Chef de mission Cathy Wong thanked all members of Team Fiji who had participated at the Rio Olympics.
Wong said these athletes had given their best and the least the officials could have asked for was to produce their personal bests in their respective events.
"All these athletes have given their best and they have done exceptionally well," she said.
"They are competing against the best in the world and all we could ask for is to give their best.
"The athletes and the coaches can look forward from here and start working on improving their performances.
"All these athletes that have completed have recorded personal bests in their respective events at the Rio Olympics and that is what we wanted."
Meanwhile, Wong commended the effort shown by baby of Team Fiji Sally Yee in her first game.
"Sally though went down she managed to get points on the board in her first Olympics.
"She lost 11-3, 11-8 and 11-3 in her opening game she managed to score 8 points at one stage and this is a very good start for someone so young, 15 years old coming to an Olympic Games.
"This is going to be the start of a long journey in sport and after her game today she did indicate this is the start This is the start of her career and has certainty opened her eyes," added Wong
The duo joined the likes of Manueli Tulo, Sally Yee, Winston Hill, the Fijiana 7s team that completed their Rio campaign.
The other remaining Team Fiji to take part are Apolonia Vaivai, Meli Malani, Leslie Copeland, Sisilia Seavula, Fiji soccer and the Fiji men's 7s team.
Of the remaining games, the Fiji men's 7s rugby team has good chance of creating a history winning the country's first ever medal.