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Paul Elaisa (born 21 January 1994 in Suva) is a swimmer who competed for Fiji at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] His selection caused controversy, as Douglas Miller had been initially nominated.[2]

Paul Elaisa
Personal information
Birth namePaul Sau'oflanoa Lawerence Elaisa
NationalityRotuman
Born (1994-01-21) January 21, 1994 (age 25)
Suva, Fiji
ResidenceNamadi Heights, Fiji Islands
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
Sport
Country Fiji
SportSwimming
Event(s)1,500 , 400 , 200 , 100 freestyle – 100 200 butterfly and 400 200 IM
Turned proAt the 2008 Oceania Games in New Zealand
Achievements and titles
National finals2015 NJCAA Nationals Swimming. 200 butterfly(3rd), 400IM(4th), 200IM(5th)
Updated on 7 August 2012.

Elaisa also competed in the 2009 and 2011 World Aquatics Championships and in the 2011 Pacific Games (where he won for bronze medals). In the Olympics, he ranked 47th at the Men's 100m freestyle event and did not advance to the semifinals.

He competed in three events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BBC Profile
  2. ^ Fiji Times
  3. ^ "Paul Elaisa". Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.