Pacific Games

Taichi Vakasama Smashes Another Pacific Games Record

Moana Wind also won her second gold medal. She stopped the clock at 1:13.79 in the 100m women’s breaststroke.
14 Jul 2019 15:04
Taichi Vakasama Smashes Another Pacific Games Record
Taichi Vakasama

For the second time this week, Taichi Vakasama has smashed another Pacific Games record. This time in the 100m breaststroke.

The old record, 1:02.95 was set by Amini Fonua of Tonga at the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

Last night in the final, Vakasama set a new record of 1:02.84.

His time during the preliminary was 1.05.91. He had said on Friday that he was out to get another gold. Breaking another Games record was a bonus. Epeli Rabua won silver with a time of 1:03.89. It was another good night for our swimmers.

Moana Wind also won her second gold medal. She stopped the clock at 1:13.79 in the 100m women’s breaststroke.

Earlier in the week she had won gold in the 50m breaststroke.

Team Fiji swimmers at the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa on July 13, 2019. Photo: Fiji Swimming

Team Fiji swimmers at the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa on July 13, 2019. Photo: Fiji Swimming

Other results from the Aquatic Centre, Faleata:

Silver

  • Matelita Buadromo- 400m freestyle 4:36.98
  • Mixed 200m medley relay- Netani Ross, Taichi Vakasama, Matelita Buadromo, Yolanda Blake 1:51.81

Bronze

  • Temafa Yalimaiwai- men’s 200m butterfly 2:10.25
  • Rosemarie Rova – Women’s 200m butterfly 2:32.04
  • Yolani Blake – Women’s 50m freestyle 27.16s

Coach Sharon Smith was overwhelmed by the performance of her 14 swimmers. The same was noted by Cook Islands Swimming officials.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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