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Paul Elaisa

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Nationality  Rotuman
Role  Swimmer
Country  Fiji
Height  1.80 m
Sport  Swimming
Weight  89 kg
Name  Paul Elaisa

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Birth name  Paul Sau'oflanoa Lawerence Elaisa
Born  January 21, 1994 (age 21) (1994-01-21) Suva, Fiji
Residence  Namadi Heights, Fiji Islands
Event(s)  1,500 , 400 , 200 , 100 freestyle - 100 200 butterfly and 400 200 IM

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

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 is the oldest of two siblings. Elaisa comes from a long relatives, his father has a total number of seven siblings, his mother the eldest of five siblings all together make a total number of thirty-six first cousins. His father is of Rotuman descent and his mother is of Tuvaluan/Fijian/Irish descent. Elaisa spent his life growing up in Fiji, he attended Suva Primary School, moving to Indian College (high school) than spending his senior year at Marist Brothers High School when he complete his FSLC and graduated. He is currently pursuing further education in the United States. Elaisa has been swimming for more than a decade and is now the oldest (swimmer) of the Tritons Swim Club Suva where he has been training under the guidance of Willie Elaisa (father/coach) and Eugene Panuve. Elaisa has represented his country on numerous occasions to swimming competitions around the globe. He has represented his country at the 2012 Summer Olympics, World Aquatic Championship (Rome 2009, Shanghai 2011), World Short-Course Swimming Championship (Istanbul 2012), Pacific Games (Nouméa 2011, PNG 2015), Oceania Swimming Championship (Christchurch 2008, Apia 2010, Nouméa 2012, Auckland 2014).

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Paul Elaisa Wikipedia


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