Pacific Games

Pacific Games: Athletics Win 5 Medals On Day 2 Of Competition

Petero Veitaqomaki ran the Pacific Games 800m final with only one thing on his mind- his loss during the Coke Games in April. The Marist Brothers High School student won bronze with a time of 1:54.72.
17 Jul 2019 15:51
Pacific Games: Athletics Win 5 Medals On Day 2 Of Competition
Our top sprinters Banuve Tabakaucoro (left) and Tony Lemeki after the 100m men’s final of the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa on July 16, 2019. Photo: Ronald Setu

Fiji won 2 gold medals, 2 silvers and one bronze on the track and field yesterday.

Petero Veitaqomaki ran the Pacific Games 800m final with only one thing on his mind- his loss during the Coke Games in April. The Marist Brothers High School student won bronze with a time of 1:54.72.

“I just wanted to stamp my mark and to do my best,” he said.  Alex Beddoes of Cook Island won gold 1:53.18.

In other results from the track and field:

  • Shawntell Lockington won gold in the women’s high jump beating defending champion Rellie Kaputin from Papua New Guinea. She took gold with a jump of 1.68 metres.
  • Heleina Young won silver in the women’s 100m final in a time of 11.82s. Toea Wisil of Papua New Guinea took home the gold 11.56s.
  • Banuve Tabakaucoro – Gold Men’s 100m
  • Malakai Kaiwalu – Silver Men’s High Jump

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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