Caroline Puamau

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Caroline Puamau
Caroline Pickering 2016.jpg
Personal information
Full name Caroline Pickering Puamau
Nationality  Fiji
Born (1980-05-01) 1 May 1980 (age 37)
Sport
Sport Swimming

Caroline Pickering Puamau (born 1 May 1980)[1] is a 2-time Olympic and national record-holding swimmer from Fiji. She swam at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics;[2] as well as at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.[3]

She also competed in the 2003 South Pacific Games in Suva, winning two gold medals, three silver and one bronze,[4] and in the 2007 South Pacific Games in Apia, where she won two gold medals, three silver and two bronze.[5] She lit the cauldron during the opening ceremony at the 2003 Games.[6]

Puamau declined to take part in the qualifiers for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, stating: "Right now I'm into coaching."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pickering's entry at www.sports-reference.com; retrieved 2009-07-03.
  2. ^ "Swimmers at turning point new seasons", Aaron Kolinisau, Fiji Times, 26 March 2008
  3. ^ BBC Sport, 12 August 2002
  4. ^ 2003 South Pacific Games - Swimming results; retrieved 2009-07-03.
  5. ^ "Swimmers at turning point new seasons", Aaron Kolinisau, Fiji Times, 26 March 2008
  6. ^ "Rousing start to 12th South Pacific Games" Archived 7 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine., University of the South Pacific, 28 June 2003
  7. ^ "Swimmers at turning point new seasons", Aaron Kolinisau, Fiji Times, 26 March 2008