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Fiji leads medal count at Australian Deaf Games Adelaide 2016

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With three days of competition completed at the Australian Deaf Games Adelaide 2016, Fiji leads the medal count with fourteen total medals, six of which are gold.



Fiji’s gold medals include Koleta Drauni winning gold in the women’s 400 metres in a time of 1:15.66, Drauni getting a second gold in the women’s long jump with a distance of 4.99 meters, Sanjesh Krishna claiming gold in the men’s 100 meters in a time of 12.48, Etika Naqio winning the men’s long jump in a distance of 5.7 meters, Venasio Tamainai winning gold in the men’s shot put on a throw of 8.05 meters and then picking up his second gold in the men’s discus throw with a distance of 21.07 meters.


New South Wales is second on the medal tally, with eight total medals of which three are gold.  Queensland is third with six total medals, two which are gold. The Australian Capital Territory has three medals, one in each color.  Victoria has two medals, including one gold.  South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand are medal-less so far in the competition.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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