Gold for Fiji Rugby Deaf men's

January 19, 2024 6:23 am

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The Fiji Rugby Deaf Men’s 7s team clinched the gold medal after securing a resounding victory of 61-0 against New South Wales at the Australia Deaf Games in Newcastle.

The men’s team exhibited an unbeaten run, triumphing over both Barbarians and NSW in earlier matches.

This stellar performance earned them the well-deserved gold, while New South Wales settled for the silver medal, and the Barbarians claimed the bronze.

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On the women’s front, the Fiji Rugby Deaf Women’s team mirrored their male counterparts’ success by clinching gold.

Their flawless record, marked by victories against the NSW Barbarians in all three matches, solidified their position at the top of the podium.

The Barbarians, in turn, secured the silver.

In other results, Petero Sanele secured the silver medal in the men’s 100m, accompanied by Mosese Tuiloruma, who settled for the bronze.

The 200m men’s event saw Nasoni Nawanawailagi clinch the silver, with Petereo Navunisousou securing the bronze.

Fiji showcased dominance in the men’s shot put, with Kevin Rawosa taking gold and Phillip Wing securing the silver.

The duo repeated their success in the Discuss event, with Rawosa claiming gold and Wing securing silver.

In the long jump event, Nawanawailaga and Navunisousou added more medals to Fiji’s tally, claiming gold and silver, while Tuiloruma settled for bronze.

On the women’s front, Koleta Dravuni exhibited remarkable prowess, earning two silver medals in the 100m and 200m events.

She also secured a silver in the women’s long jump, adding to Fiji’s impressive performance in multiple disciplines.

The Australia Deaf Games will conclude this Sunday.