Pacific Games

Pacific Games: Veitaqomaki Tipped To Win Today’s 800m Final

His closest rival is Samoan Tuuaga Fiso who ran 1:57.52.
16 Jul 2019 16:07
Pacific Games: Veitaqomaki Tipped To Win Today’s 800m Final
Petero Veitaqomaki.

Marist Brothers High School student Petero Veitaqomaki will confidently run in today’s 800m final knowing that he clocked the fastest time in all the heats.

Veitaqomaki won Heat 3 with a time of 1:56.62.

His closest rival is Samoan Tuuaga Fiso who ran 1:57.52.

Papua New Guinea’s Ephraim Lerkin will also be gunning for gold. He clocked 1:57.55.

Kameli Sauduadua ran a time of 1:58.99 to qualify for the final.

The Pacific Games 800m record is 1:49.54 set by Sireli Naikelekelevesi at the 1999 South Pacific Games in Guam.

HOW THEY LINE-UP

1  Kapalu, Dick                  18 VAN                 1:58.99

2  Matlaun, Kaminiel          23 PNG                 1:57.93

3 Veitaqomaki, Petero   19 FIJ                 1:56.62

4  Fred, Messach                 22 PNG                 1:58.74

5  Lerkin, Ephraim             20 PNG                 1:57.55

6  Fiso, Tuuaga                     20 SAM                 1:57.52

7  Beddoes, Alex                 24 COK                 1:59.73

8  Kameli Sauduadua     19 FIJ                 1:58.88

Alternates

1 Taufeulungaki, Sione     16 TGA                 1:59.46

2  N’Godrela, Jeremiah              NCL                 2:00.52

Edited by Osea Bola

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