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Our swimmers shine in Okinawa

Solomon swimmers and officials with officials from the Okinawa Prefecture.

THE three Solomon Islands swimming athletes have beaten their personal records during a trial on 100 meter free style in Okinawa, Japan.

The trio, Clayment Laviara, Eddie Iro and Angela Charles have improved successfully during their 8 days of intensive training at the pre-training camp in Okinawa.

NOCSI Vice president, Golden Kiloko who accompanied the trio in an email correspondence with SunSPORTS yesterday, said this proves that the training in Okinawa was very efficient and right direction in the country’s preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games, as well as for the 2023 Pacific Games in Solomon Islands.

“During their trial, they all managed to beat their best score after they went through intensive training with various qualified coaches, technical personals, fitness and physio/ massage expertise over the last 8 days of training in the pools,” said Mr Kiloko.

He said they are gradually improving during their trainings.

In the 100 free style trials, Clayment Laviara has recorded 27:88 seconds, Eddie Iro with 29:67 seconds and female swimmer, Angela Charles recorded 37.33 seconds.

“I would like take this opportunity on behalf of the President and Executive board of the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Island, the National Government of Solomon Island, Solomon Island Swimming Federation (SISF) and our sports men and women in Solomon Island to salute and sincerely thank you to the Governor and Mayor of Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Swimming Association, JICA office (Volunteer) and people of Japan for your sincere heart and your vision to help us in preparing and developing our swimming athletes towards the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan,” said Kiloko.

He also thank business houses such as Our Telekom, Advance Technology – Morris Toiraena and Island Cruz Car rental who had supported the team in donating T-Shirts.

The team is expected to arrive back in the country tomorrow, Thursday 1 June, 2017

Their Coach Stans Beula and JICA Volunteer, Sho Yonahara also accompanied them in the trip.

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