10 Aug 2012

Sport: Disappointing end but Fiji still pleased with Olympic showing

10:20 am on 10 August 2012

Fiji's Olympic journey ended in disappointment but the country's Chef de Mission in London says there's plenty of positives to take out of the past two weeks.

Javelin thrower Leslie Copeland achieved his aim of throwing over 80m on Thursday but a disappointing final effort saw him miss out on advancing to the final.

Team Fiji's Chef de Mission, Chris Yee, says at an Olympic Games it all boils down to performances on the day.

"Third throw was supposed to be about 83 metres - it's just that he said it does happen, things do go a bit wrong. He said when he threw that he got his head down a bit too soon, he was rather disappointed. But on the positive side, he actually did very well, being much better. A lot of the big throwers have been past medallists and also world champions, which Leslie has actually beaten them."

Chris Yee says Fiji had been hoping for more than one personal best in London but are taking plenty of heart from the efforts of their younger athletes.