Toea training underway for 2019 South Pacific Games

Pacific Sprint queen Toea Wisil is training hard at the National Sports Institute for the 2019 South Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa.

Toea did not take part in the Commonwealth games in April this year, after she failed to attend the medal presentation last year at the Mini South Pacific Games.

The Jiwaka lass is determined to get back her title in the 200m. She has been training hard under American coach, Dior Lowry at the National Sports Institute.

Toea was not included in the Common Wealth games in April after she came second, and committed a serious breach of team PNG and Games protocol, by not turning up for the 200m medal presentation ceremony at Korman Stadium, Port Vila during the Mini Pacific Games last year.

But she is adamant to make a comeback.             

“So because we all do make mistakes, and in the mini South Pacific games, came 2nd in the 200m and didn’t go get the medal.

“So I know the rules and regulations and I didn’t turn up to get a medal, they suspend me from going to the Common wealth games,” Wisil said.

And she said she will not let social media critics get to her.

“And I learnt from the mistakes, and all the social media was going around and saying negative things about me but I’m not going to let that put me down.

“Il just keep training hard for 2020 Olympics and I’l be getting my title back in 2019 South pacific Games so my preparation is going good.”

She has since relocated to Goroka and is also working on qualifying for the Tokoyo Olympic games in 2020.

Sally Pokiton