The Pacific island of Vanuatu wins its first ever medal at a Commonwealth Games as Friana Kwevira wins bronze in the women’s F46 javelin throw.
She has made history for Vanuatu and as a woman this is a great example to many.
— Nancy Georges (@NancyGeorges) April 9, 2018
The 24-yr old’s effort means Vanuatu joined the Cook and Solomon Islands in winning their maiden Games medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia.
#GC2018 Women's F46 Javelin Throw – Congratulations to Wales' #HollieArnold taking gold with a world record throw v NZ's #HollyRobinson who'd also had a WR throw earlier! Special congrats to #Vanuatu's #FrianaKwevira on taking her country's first ever medal – a bronze! Wonderful! pic.twitter.com/Yb8iiAbK4h
— CJ (@cjharry) April 9, 2018
Nickname: Frifvi (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach: PERSONAL: Doriane TARI (VAN) (athlete, Nov 2017)
Reason: To achieve my goals. (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Memorable: “GAPS (Gather Adjust Prepare Sustain) camp on the Gold Coast.” Managed by Griffith University, a Para athlete Oceania Island program aimed to qualify athletes for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Influence: Coach. “Doriane TARI helps me to change my life for the better.” (Athlete, Nov 2017)