Team Fiji chef de mission Wayne O’Connor is confident that the newly arrived athletes would continue on the momentum is winning us medals.

“We certainly are confident with each of them because they have strengths in certain areas,” O Connor said yesterday.

He said they are some very notable athletes in their ranks and who would be continuing what their team-mates had started during the first week of the Pacific Mini Games.

“There is the archery competition and there are our new archers along with Robert Elder who is a seasoned archer and has been performing really well.”

O’Connor said they would also be looking at the basketball players who would be participating in the newly introduced 3×3 format.

“So that will be interesting, they have a strong men and women’s teams, so we are hoping that they will be performing well.”

In addition, he highlighted that is a good boxing team coached by former Fijian middleweight champion Pauliasi Ratu.

“We have a few good boxers in there as well and of course our Olympian Winston Hill who is still fresh out of Rio last year.”

Team Fiji are currently in second place with 15 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze medals.

Fiji Sun