Samsung Athlete Scholarship Announced
Tuesday 17 August
The Oceania Foundation and the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) last week, were pleased to announce yesterday the awarding of Samsung scholarships to athletes from the region to assist them in preparing for the 2010 SYOG or the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Samsung is a major sponsor of the Oceania Foundation and has been supporting Foundation programs in Talent Identification and Athlete Support in the region. Fiji was invited to nominate 5 athletes for the scholarships and for the first time 2 Fiji athletes have been selected as recipients.
The successful athletes are:
Manueli Tulo (Weightlifting – Male), triple Gold medalist 2009 Pacific Mini Games; Gold medalist 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, India; Oceania Junior and Senior Champion 2009/2010; representative to 2010 World Junior Weightlifting Championships; Currently 1st in the Oceania Junior and Senior rankings.
Glenn Kable (Shooting – Male) representative to 2008/2004 Olympic Games. Finished in 13th position at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games where he shot a perfect 25 in the final round, the only athlete to do so; 2007 South Pacific Games gold medalist Single DTL; Silver medalist DTL Individual and Team events. Currently ranked 59/48 and rated 62 on the ISSF, recently participated in the first of the 2012 Qualification Rounds held in Munich, Germany in conjunction with the ISSF Annual Assembly.
The scholarship grant per athlete is A$5,000.00 and can be used to cover coaching fees, training expenses, technical equipment and living expenses. The Oceania Foundation, under the patronage of ONOC was established in 2006 to encourage, promote and provide new and expanded opportunities for the participation of people, particularly the youth, in sport throughout the Oceania region.
Manueli Tulo Photo: Courtesy Fiji Weightlifting Website