KABLE VOWS TO GIVE HIS BEST - FIJI TIMES

Glenn Kable (left) with his manager at the Olympic Games Village in Brazil

PRIDE, honour and passion will inspire four-time Olympian Glenn Kable to engrave a new chapter in the history of Fiji Shooting Association and the country as a whole at the Rio Olympics.

Born and bred in Australia, Kable is humbled to represent his adopted country who he referred to as his home.

In an interview with the evergreen shooter at the Rio Olympics Village yesterday, Kable said representing Fiji was an experience he would always hold dear to his heart.

He said he would do his best for the country and make the people of Fiji proud.

"It brings shivers down my spine every time I see the Fiji flag go up or the national anthem sung or see any of the replays of the televisions of the great sporting moments and it's a privilege to be here," said Kable.

"I thank the people of Fiji for their support and I will do my best for the country."

With a wealth of experience and some world titles already in the bag, Kable said he was confident of his chances in Rio.

And after a few practices early this week, he believes he has what it takes to counter the best in the world.

"I am always confident and I always think that I can do exceptionally well.

"And when you have that attitude of going to competitions you always believe in yourself that you can create surprises otherwise you will defeating yourself first before you start.

"It's finetuning and pre preparation on the training we have done already.

"We are used to the range now, we know what the background is and experiencing all the changing wise, the condition and now it's just a matter of applying everything we have learnt over the couple of years and bring them into practice."

The 53-year-old was part of the Australia Shooting Team for the 2000 Olympics but did not make it to the final team after some controversies which forced him out but with passion in the sport he changed course to our beloved country.

His family had some business relationship in Fiji in the early 70s which gave him the option to use his talent for his new home.

His major achievement in the sport was when he represented the country to win Fiji its first ever world cup in Korea in 2001 and later won silver medals at a world championship in Italy.

Kable also represented Fiji at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester reaching the final and maintained the same position at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006.

He stamped his mark at the Pacific Games winning six gold medals in the Clay Target Shooting held at Noumea.

At the 2008 Olympic Games he just missed out in the final after finishing 13th place in the trap qualification. He later represented the country at the 2012 Olympic Games.

He won the 2011 Oceania title and the 2012 Australian National Olympic trap title.

Kable participated at the ISSF European Championship in Italy two weeks ago in his pursuit to give Fiji a good chance of creating history in the shooting event that starts today.

And with his above achievements, Kable is psyched up to make his fourth Olympics a memorable one.

So the onus for all Fijians to also remember Kable in their prayers as he flies the Fiji flag at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro. Who knows he could be one of the few to rewrite history in Rio.

Kable is scheduled for his event on Monday morning Fiji time




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