Fiji at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Fiji at the Olympic Games

Flag of Fiji
IOC code  FIJ
NOC Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee
Website www.fijiolympiccommittee.com
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 6 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Makelesi Bulikiobo (opening)
Carl Probert (closing)
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Fiji sent a team to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. The country's flagbearer during the Games' opening ceremony was female sprinter Makelesi Bulikiobo.[1] Fiji was represented by a total of six athletes.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Niko Verekauta 400 m 46.32 SB 4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Makelesi Bulikiobo[3] 400 m 52.24 SB 5 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Fiji had received a berth in judo.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sisilia Nasiga −70 kg  Bosch (NED)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance  Ouerdane (ALG)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Glenn Kable represented Fiji in shooting.[5][6]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Glenn Kable Trap 115 13 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Two of Fiji's top swimmers, Caroline Pickering Puamau and Rachel Ah Koy, declined to seek qualification, leaving Carl Probert as the only Fiji Islander swimmer seeking to qualify for the 2008 Games.[7] Probert, who has taken part in every Summer Olympics since 1992, subsequently qualified for the Beijing Games.[8]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Carl Probert 100 m freestyle 52.37 58 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Josefa Vueti[9] Men's −77 kg 124 26 155 23 279 23

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulikiobo Chosen As Flag Bearer for Olympics", FijiVillage, July 29, 2008
  2. ^ "Sinking Pacific nations face uncertain Games future", Reuters, August 7, 2008
  3. ^ "Vueti Claims Weightlifting Card for Olympics", Fiji Village, July 13, 2008
  4. ^ "Vueti Claims Weightlifting Card for Olympics", Fiji Village, July 13, 2008
  5. ^ "Fiji shooter Kable qualifies For Beijing Olympics", official website of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, July 7, 2007
  6. ^ "Fiji's trap shooter mid-field at Olympics", ABC Radio Australia, August 10, 2008
  7. ^ "Swimmers at turning point new seasons", Aaron Kolinisau, Fiji Times, March 26, 2008
  8. ^ "Vueti Claims Weightlifting Card for Olympics", Fiji Village, July 13, 2008
  9. ^ "Hale to Olympics", Solomon Star, July 14, 2008