Fiji Outrigger 8/7/2015
Fiji Team Va’a were celebrating yesterday as the Womens team took the Bronze Medal in the V12 (twelve-person canoe) 500m Sprint event.
This is the first time since the 2003 Pacific Games in Suva that a Fiji Va’a team has medalled in the V12 event.
This was the Womens team second Bronze medal, after taking the 3rd place in the V6 1500m sprint on Monday. Theresa Avon also featured in the V1 500m final, coming 4th in a very close race with Tahiti, New Caledonia and Cook Islands taking the medals. In a tough Mens competition the Fiji team have made the final in the V6 1500m and 500m and the V12 event but have not been able to turn the finals appearances into podium places.
The final two days of Va’a are on Friday and Saturday when the medals for the mens and womens V1 and V6 marathons will be contested.