The Group Fiji contingent leaves for the Northern Mariana Islands in the present day to participate within the 2022 Pacific Mini Video games.
The group leaves a whole lot of hopes as athletes participate within the first main regional meet after the COVID-19 pandemic hit Fiji in 2020.
Group Fiji chef de mission Ajay Ballu mentioned all athletes’ levies had been paid and the group was prepared.
“We needed to put levy on particular person athletes and am blissful to say that each one athletes paid their levies in full and the group is able to journey,” Ballu mentioned.
“We did have to increase the timeframe for the due date of the levy however the respective nationwide federations managed to work with athletes to satisfy this.”
He mentioned the Fijian contingent was not occurring a vacation journey and was critical concerning the outcomes from the video games.
“We go into any competitors to win and our purpose is to win as many gold medals as doable. We all know we’ve got some very succesful athletes and I’m certain they may do us proud when the video games start.”
Fiji gained 23 gold medals on the final Pacific Mini Video games in Vanuatu in 2017 to complete third on the standings whereas they managed a mere 9 gold medals on the 2013 video games in New Caledonia to complete fourth on the desk.
The 2022 Pacific Mini Video games start subsequent Friday and can run until June 25.
You possibly can watch the complete video interview with Ballu right here: