Gold de­liv­ered to Rawaca

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Fiji na­tional sevens rep Save­naca Rawaca re­ceived his gold medal at his home in Nas­inu yes­ter­day. Rawaca re­turned home from Rio with­out a gold medal as he could not par­tic­i­pate in the fi­nals af­ter he was in­jured. Kau­vesi re­ceived the medal on his be­half af­ter Rawaca failed to show up at the Fiji As­so­ci­a­tion of Sports and Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee (FASANOC) din­ner at the Grand Pa­cific Ho­tel in Suva on Mon­day. “I rang him that I would be at his place and I got there early to see him re­ceive it. “I could see the emo­tion in his eyes,” he said. “From a man­age­ment’s point of view, we are very thank­ful that he was also recog­nised for putting in the hard yards. “He was in­jured the day be­fore the fi­nals so for him to re­ceive the medal that’s a great bless­ing and a tes­ta­ment to his char­ac­ter. “We are thank­ful that FASANOC has seen that as well and got the medal for him and we in a way com­ing away from Rio know­ing that one per­son hasn’t got their medal, it was an empty feel­ing for me per­son­ally as a man­ager. “But pre­sent­ing it to him in his home and his com­fort zone shows that our Almighty God is watch­ing over us and giving credit to where it is.” Edited by Osea Bola

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