28 Jun 2019

Dad was tough, that's why we are successful - Rivalina Fuimaono

4:47 pm on 28 June 2019

More than 3500 athletes from 24 nations in Oceania will gather in Samoa on 7 July for the Pacific Games - the biggest sporting event in the Pacific region.

Meet the Athletes is a series by Pacific Media Network that hears from some of the competitors heading to the games.

"Dad was pretty tough, and I think that's another reason why we are so successful now. It doesn't matter if we are training or crying, Dad is like no, you got to keep on training," said Rivalina Fuimaono, who will be representing Samoa as a goal keeper for the women's soccer team.

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