Ipswich and District Athletic Club thrower Rochelle Vidler preparing for last year's Winter Carnival.
Ipswich and District Athletic Club thrower Rochelle Vidler preparing for last year's Winter Carnival. David Nielsen

Record-breaking Rochelle eyes Games in Fiji

After her terrific twin success in Perth, record-breaking Rochelle Vidler is hoping to compete at the Polynesian (formerly Oceania) Games in Fiji.

The games are scheduled for June/July.

However, after the recent cyclone caused massive damage in the country, Vidler's coach Mick Moore is waiting to see if the international competition goes ahead.

"We're not totally sure what's going on,'' Moore said. "If it's on, she is going to apply.''

Vidler competed in under-16 and under-17 competition at last weekend's Australian Junior Track and Field championships, winning gold medals and setting new meet records in both her hammer events.

Although the Polynesian Games are for under-18 and under-20 athletes, Moore is confident Vidler will step up without any issues.

She regularly competes against older athletes.

"There's a good chance she'll make it because she's throwing the distances,'' Moore said. "We'll train on until we see what happens.''

Moore was delighted to see Vidler set meet records in two age divisions in Perth.

"It really is phenomenal when you put into perspective what she does,'' he said.