Team Fiji will be sending one of the largest teams to the 2018 Commonwealth Games which begins in April, 2018.
Team Fiji is expected to take 144 athletes, officials and support staff and will be made up of 45 male and 53 female athletes and 25 male and 10 female officials participating in the 12 sports.
Led by Chef de mission Patrick Bower, Team Fiji will participate in 12 sports including athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, boxing, lawn bowls, netball, rugby, shooting, squash, swimming, table tennis and weightlifting.
Olympians Winston Hill (Boxing), Seremaia Tuwai (Rugby), Matelita Buadromo (Swimming), Sally Yee (Table Tennis) and Manueli Tulo (Weightlifting) are expected to be part of Team Fiji.
Beach Volleyball will be making its debut at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after both the men's team of Elliot Qilo and Inia Korowaqa and women's team of Iliseva Ratudina and Laite Nima qualified during the 2017 Oceania Qualifying Tournament in Vanuatu.
Weightlifting will also be sending its largest contingent after eight lifters qualified during the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.
Weightlifter and Commonwealth Junior Champion Eileen Cikamatana and Olympian Apolonia Vaivai are both ranked number one in the Commonwealth in their respective weight categories.
The team is expected to leave on the 30th of March and to return on the 16th of April.
Mr Bower will be supported by General Managers Christopher Yee and Ajay Ballu and Team Fiji Administrator Fesaitu Mario.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, is an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia between 4 and 15 April 2018.
Last Modified on 16/02/2018 08:43