FASANOC President visits rugby sevens group to debate Tokyo 2020 preparations

The men's rugby sevens team earned Fiji's first-ever Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

Fiji Affiliation of Sports activities and Nationwide Olympic Committee (FASANOC) President Makarita Lenoa and vice-president Iowane Naivalurua visited the boys’s rugby sevens group as they ready for this 12 months’s Olympic Video games in Tokyo.

Lenoa and Naivalurua had been joined by Fiji’s Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2020, Patrick Bower. 

The trio shared info on Tokyo 2020 with the group, discussing the COVID-19 laws which can be set to be in place throughout the Video games. 

Naivalurua additionally confused that the FASANOC was there to assist the group succeed on the pitch. 

“Your activity is to be sure that if you end up launched from right here you battle the ahead battles and win, our job is to battle the battles within the background,” Naivalurua stated.

“Our job is to organize you bodily and mentally with others so you’ll be able to take part on the Olympics in the absolute best form.”

The Fijian males’s rugby sevens group will compete at Tokyo 2020 as defending champions, having clinched gold at Rio 2016. 

It was the nation’s first-ever Olympic gold medal. 

Coach Gareth Baber thanked Lenoa, Naivalurua and Bower for the go to and promised the group would honour their obligations as members of Group Fiji. 

“You might be ready the place you get to do one thing or take part in one thing that solely a blessed few get to do,” Baber stated. 

“We now have to deal with that with respect and perceive that it comes with its obligations.

“There are those who might be ready so that you can fall, and it’s not honest, however it’s a powerful duty.

“However we’ll belief in all of the techniques we put in place round our work behaviours and angle, how we work collectively to make sure that we preserve one another in line, and when with others from around the globe, we can pay them respect.

“Particularly in a rustic like Japan the place respect is prime in the best way they give thought to life.”

Each Fiji’s women and men’s rugby sevens groups have certified for Tokyo 2020, scheduled for July 23 to August 8.    

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