Wisil siblings book finals spot

Toea and Kupun Wisil, alongside veteran hurdler Mowen Boino, have all booked a spot in the medal event for tomorrow.

PNG also did a clean sweep in the long jump event, claiming gold, silver and bronze.

Track and field events at the VAN2017 Pacific Mini Games got underway today as PNG showed their class out on the field and tracks as well.

Toea Wisil’s brother, Kupun, competed in the 100 metre event where he managed to make the finals for a chance at a medal.

Boino gave some valuable lessons to the younger athletes in the 400 metre hurdles as he came in first in his heat, automatically qualifying for the finals tomorrow.

Afure Ada opened up the tracks in the women’s 100 metre race as she blazed her way to the finish line.

Ada is of PNG-African parentage and is currently in training and studying in the United States. She is the daughter of Digicel Foundation CEO Beatrice Mahuru.

Digicel is also the major sponsor of the 10th Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.

Crowd favourite Toea Wisil was a class of her own as she jogged to first place in the second heat of the women’s 100 metre race.

Young Nancy Malamut followed through in her heat, coming in second.

Tomorrow will see the finals of the men’s and women’s 100 metre and men’s 400m hurdles at Korman stadium.

Sophie Yaruso