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22nd September

592 athletes, officials confirmed for Pacific Games

A  of 592 athletes and team officials as part of Team Fiji will be travelling to the capital of the Solomon Islands in November to compete at the Pacific Games. The names and the number...

Vatubua to fight NZ boxer

Former IBO (International Boxing Organization) World Champion Renold Charles Samuela Vatubua is set to face New Zealand boxer Robert Berridge in the main bout of the Toe-to-Toe Boxing Promotion in November. Vatubua, who shares maternal links to Kadavu, has fought 29 professional bouts all over the world since his debut in the ring 15 years...

South Africa make two changes to World Cup squad due to injuries

(Reuters) – South Africa will be without fast bowler Anrich Nortje and all-rounder Sisanda Magala for the Cricket World Cup in India after both were ruled out of the tournament through injury, officials confirmed on Thursday. Seamer Lizaad Williams and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo have been called up as replacements, with South Africa to open their...

England rest Root ahead of World Cup, Kohler-Cadmore called up for Ireland ODIs

(Reuters) – Joe Root is being rested for the remainder of England’s One-Day International (ODI) series against Ireland, with wicketkeeper-batter Tom Kohler-Cadmore replacing the former captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday. “In preparation for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India starting next month, Yorkshire and England men’s batter...

20th September

From clothing hauls to TikTok trends, Gen Z Olympians show new side of Games

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (Reuters) – American snowboarder Maddie Mastro has captured the hearts of millions on the internet by showing both the highs and lows of being an Olympian, sharing everything from try-on hauls to competition prep on her TikTok account. Mastro, 21, is part of a growing number of athletes who are using their popular...

Snowboarding-Gold medal-winning knee grab controversy causes frustration

BEIJING (Reuters) – The men’s snowboarding slopestyle final at the Beijing Olympics seemed to have a picture-perfect ending when Max Parrot took gold following a comeback from cancer. Parrot, who completed his last round of chemotherapy treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma in 2019, came out in front of China’s Su Yiming, who took silver, and fellow...

Rainibogi steps up in Riyadh

International Olympic Committee Scholarship recipient Taniela Rainibogi set a new personal best at the International Weightlifting Federation World Weightlifting Championships 2023 which took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last week. National coach Henry Elder said they were pleased with the progress that Rainibogi had shown in the past 12 months. Rainibogi had dropped his weight...

19th September

Ethiopia’s Tsegay shatters women’s 5000 metres world record

(Reuters) -Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay smashed the women’s 5,000 metres world record with a run of 14 minutes 00.21 seconds on Sunday at the Eugene Diamond League finale, breaking Kenyan Faith Kipyegon’s previous mark set in June. Kenyan Beatrice Chebet finished second in 14:05.92 while Ethiopia’s Ejgayehu Taye was third in 14:21.52. “My focus today is...

18th September

New Zealand’s Fox wins BMW PGA Championship

(Reuters) -New Zealander Ryan Fox recovered from an early triple bogey to claim victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday, finding a birdie on the last hole to win by one stroke. Fox began the day three shots adrift of overnight leader Ludvig Aberg and when he dropped three shots at the...

Sweden’s Duplantis breaks own pole vault world record

(Reuters) -Sweden’s Armand Duplantis made the extraordinary look almost routine yet again as he broke his own pole vault world record, clearing 6.23 metres at the Eugene Diamond League finale on Sunday. The performance shaved one centimetre off his previous best of 6.22 set in France in February. It was the seventh world record for...

Australia opener Travis Head’s World Cup chances up in the air

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Australia opener Travis Head’s participation at next month’s World Cup remains up in the air due to a fractured finger, which has ruled him out of the opening stages of the tournament. Coach Andrew McDonald confirmed scans over the weekend showed he had broken a finger in the fourth One Day International...

Kado battles the odds to claim bodybuilding title

Cecilia Kado, second from left, was crowned winner of Fiji BodyBuilding and Fitness Federation, Suva Classics Competition in the women’s division. Kado, a single mother, who lost her husband in 2020, battles her heartbreaking grievances through training to stay young and well enough to take care of her two daughters. About 15 men and three...

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