More Tongans and Fijians qualified for Rio Olympic

Two Tongans and One Fijian will book their ticket to Rio in the next couple of months after they were successful at the archery Olympic qualifier in Tonga yesterday.

Fiji’s Robert Elder, Tonga’s Sifa Taumoepeau and Lusi Tatafu were three new faces to add on to the two nations’ lists of Rio Olympians.

Last month Pita Taufatofua of Tonga became the first Tongan to qualify for the Rio Olympics after winning gold at the Oceania Taekwondo Qualifiers in Port Moresby.

Fiji table tennis youngster Sally Yee was qualified at the International Table Tennis Federation-Oceania Olympic Games qualification tournament in Bendigo, Australia in March.

Fiji’s men’s football team, men’s rugby sevens team as well as women’s rugby sevens were all qualified for the upcoming summer Olympics after they each won their Olympic qualifying finals in 2015.

In June Tongan competitive swimmer Amini Fonua who won three golds at the 2015 Pacific Games will compete in Fiji at the Oceania Swimming Championship to see if he can be qualified for the Olympic.


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