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Rodan targets 2016 Rio Olympics

July 16, 2015 4:55 am

Para-table tennis Gold medalist, Mere Rodan will not be at ease until she qualifies for the Rio Olympics.

The 47-year-old national rep won gold at the Pacific Games and was part of the first batch that returned home on Tuesday.

Rodan says the competition has provided a great platform to develop her skills and also enable her to work further hard in the upcoming tournaments.

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“This is a big step up and a great achievement. But it doesn’t mean that it will stop here, it means working harder because there’s going to be tougher competitions up ahead. I’m sure with my two partners who had competed that they are not just going to sit back, they are also going to work hard to beat me in one or two competition up ahead.”

She adds the win was a special one for the team as they came under-equipped and played with wheel chairs not meant for the sport.

Rodan will be competing in three other tournaments in order to qualify for Olympics, next year.

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