Team Fiji secured its first medal of the XVII Pacific Games when 16 year old Kelera Mudunasoko finished second in the 200m Women's Breaststroke.
Kelera who hails from Lakeba, Lau with maternal ties to Volivoli in Nadroga, secured Fiji's first medal recording a personal best time of 2:41.98.
She finished second behind New Caledonia’s Lara Grangeon-De Villele who clocked 2.38.61, and finished ahead of Manon Baldovini, also of New Caledonia who clocked 2.44.11
"I'm always honoured to be a part of Team Fiji and this being my first time representing the country at a Pacific Games and winning a medal is surreal," she said.
The Swami Vivekananda College student said she had sacrificed a lot to be a part of Team Fiji.
"I'm glad that all that hard work has paid of for me and I'm glad that I got the opportunity to make my family, friends and country proud," Kelera said.
Her teammates Rosemarie Rova, Anahira McCutcheon, Matelita Naisara, and Marseleima would also win Team Fiji's second medal coming in third to take the bronze in the 4x100m Women's freestyle relay.
The team swam a time of 4 minutes 10.74secs behind Tahiti and New Caledonia who won silver and gold respectively.
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