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Tonga and Fiji archers qualify for Olympics

Team Tonga at the Oceania Archery Championships here at Pangai Lahi in Nuku'alofa. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA ARCHERY CLUB

NUKU’ALOFA-April 14: 2pm (Nuku’alofa Times): UPDATE – Tonga and Fiji have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics Archery competition later this year.

This followed the Olympic qualification here at the Pangai Lahi Range in Nuku’alofa this morning, where Fiji’s Robert Elder joined Tonga’s duo of SifaTaumopepeau and Lusi Tatafu as the newest Olympians from the region in the sport.

The trio join Australia’s top woman archer Semra Ferguson as the Olympic qualifiers from the Oceania Archery Championships here in Tonga this week.

Robert of Fiji and Sifa of Tonga are the two male qualifiers while Lusi and Semra are the women qualifiers.

Tonga Archery executive Tukia Tatafu said they were overwhelmed with the two local archers’ achievement.

“Great news. They have done well and we are so proud,” she said moments ago.

Four Olympic Games  spots were up for grabs at this week’s event

Meanwhile, the competition is continuing with the Commonwealth Championship this afternoon.

Results will be updated later.






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