Congratulations 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees and Fiji Olympic Order Recipient
FASANOC would like to congratulate the 2019 Fiji Hall of Fame inductees Quake Raddock and Joseph Rodan Junior along with 2019 Fiji Olympic Order Recipient Anthony Philips Senior.
2019 Fiji Hall of Fame inductee Quake first represented Fiji in Athletics as an accomplished shot putter and discus thrower with the following achievements:
1973 - Oceania Athletics Championships, Australia: Bronze
1976 - Oceania Championships, New Caledonia: Bronze Shot Put (12.81m), Discus(39.16m)
1996 - Oceania Championships, Samoa: Bronze
He then became a champion weightlifter with a fierce competitive nature that brought him fame and glory to Fiji winning Gold at two consecutive South Pacific Games, shattering Fiji and Games records in the process in the 110kg category:
1979 - South Pacific Games, Suva: Gold, total lift 260kg
1983 - South Pacific Game, Apia: Gold, total lift 300kg
After retiring from competition, Quake became Fiji's national weightlifting coach, taking athletes to the Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000)Olympic Games as well as to the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and the 1999 South Pacific Games in Guam. He coached many lifters to the Commonwealth, Oceania and South Pacific Junior Weightlifting Championships.
Quake also lent his talent to administration and was elected a Vice President of the Oceania Weightlifting Federations (OWF) in 2000, a position he held until his sad and untimely death in 2004.
2019 Fiji Hall of Fame inductee Joseph Rodan Jnr represented Fiji in Athletics at all levels from regional to international, in several events ranging from 100m, Long Jump, Hurdles, Pole Vault to the most grueling of all events the two-day, 10 event Decathlon. He won his first Decathlon Gold at the age of 17 years old and went on to represent Fiji for 10 years. His most notable achievements are:
1994 - Oceania Athletics Championships: U18 Silver 100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles
1995, 1997, 1999, 2003 - South Pacific & Mini Games - Gold Decathlon
1996 - Samoa National Games: Gold 100m, Long Jump, 110m Hurdles
1998 - Commonwealth Games, Malaysia: 11th Decathlon
2002 - Commonwealth Games, Manchester: 12th Decathlon, Pole Vault 4.45m, Fiji record still stands today
Joseph was fortunate to receive a Government scholarship through the Ministry of Sport which enabled him to study and train in the USA from 1998-1999 and then a further UC Irvine Scholarship from 2000-2002. During his time in the States, Joseph was awarded the Varsity Athlete of the Year in 2001 by UC Irvine, NCAAA D2. He retired from competition in 2003 and in 2016 received a Merit Award from Oceania Athletics Association.
Joseph is currently a member of Athletics Fiji Executive Board and in 2018 was the Athletics Section Manager to the Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast. He has also been appointed as the Section Manager for the Athletics Team to the 2019 Pacific Games. Joseph was elected to the FASANOC Executive Board in 2018.
Fiji Olympic Order Recipient Anthony Colin Philp, known to most as Tony Philp Snr, has spent the vast majority of his life committed to the development of the sport of Sailing in Fiji.
He has been driving the interest of sailing as a past-time, and competitive sport at club, national, regional and international levels and has applied himself to a number of roles within the sport in a consistent, responsible, competent, fair and sportsman like manner.
Tony is a leader of high standing in the Fiji sporting community and organisational builder and motivator; hugely respected by anyone who has worked for him, competed against him or worked with the Fiji Yachting Association.
Tony is a Lifetime Sailor and has competed for Fiji in three Olympic Games:
1984 - Los Angeles, USA: Tornado class
1988 - Seoul, Korea: Soling class
1992 - Barcelona, Spain: Soling class
He competed in several Hobie World Events and South Pacific Games, is a multiple time Fiji Hobie National Champion and was 2nd in the South Pacific Sailing Championships.
Tony co-founded the Fiji Yachting Association 35 years ago and was instrumental in the formation of the Fleet 252, Fiji Hobie Class Racing Association. His notable achievements in Sailing include:
1986 - Chair, Hobie Worlds Event, Fiji
1992 - Chair, Windsurfer World Event, Fiji
2003 - Chair South Pacific Games Sailing Events
2007 - Co-Chair 2007 Hobie Worlds Event Fiji
Chair Presidents Cup Event Fiji
Chair Fiji Sports Council
Tony was also Instrumental in concept, fundraising and building of the National Sailing Centre that was opened in 2003 for the hosting of the successful South Pacific Games that Fiji hosted.
He has been the Race Officer for numerous events including the Worlds and the Pacific Games and is a National Sailing Judge. As a father Tony mentored his son, Tony Junior, 9-time World Windsurfing Champion who represented Fiji at 5 Olympic Games.(1984-2000).
Tony is currently the President of the Oceania Sailing Association and continues to contribute to the development of sailing in Fiji as a mentor to the current Fiji Yachting Association members.
FASANOC would also like to acknowledge the 2019 Hall of Fame and Fiji Olympic Order presenting partner Paradise Beverages and supporting partner Erasito Consultants and official suppliers, Fiji Water, Victoria Wines and Pacific Destinations.