Fiji’s table tennis rep qualify for Rio Olympics

first_imgYee finished third in the Oceania Table Tennis Championship in Bendigo, Australia, to qualify for the Olympics. Yee says his 15-year-old daughter’s achievement is a proud moment for him and the family and it all came down to dedication and commitment to training as well as juggling her schoolwork. “It’s through her hard work that she has qualified for the Olympics. For such a young age, I wasn’t really sure that she would make it or not, but through her training, I believed she would and she did.” Sally Yee is currently training in Melbourne with the rest of the Fiji team and will travel to the Gold Coast for further competitions.(Fijian Table Tennis members (L-R) Phillip Wing, coach Brett Clarke, Alisi Naisau, Grace Yee, Shriti Jeet, Sally Yee. Front row; Young Jun Park. Picture: Fiji Sun)last_img read more

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Benfica defender targeted by Manchester United in advanced talks with Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona are in advanced negotiations with Manchester United target Nelson Semedo.The Benfica defender is in high demand ahead of the summer transfer window and is expected to secure a lucrative move away.Manchester United were thought to be favourites to sign the 23-year-old as part of a double swoop involving fellow defender Victor Lindelof. However, according to Portuguese newspaper Record, that is no longer the case as Semedo is in fact in advanced negotiations with Barcelona.The Spanish giants are desperate to land a new right-back this summer after failing to replace Dani Alves since he left for Juventus last year.Semedo is the man new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has earmarked and now talks are underway over a deal worth over £30m. Nelson Semedo vies for the ball 1last_img

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