Clean sweep in 3000m steeplechase

PNG athletes have started off their track events with a bang, with Team PNG scooping gold, silver and bronze in the 3000m steeplechase.

Simbai Kasper, Sapolai Yao and Andipas Georasi respectively bagged gold, silver and bronze this afternoon at Apia Park.

“It's a special moment when three PNG flags are raised at the medal ceremony for one event,” said Team PNG.

In the women’s 5,000m, Poro Gahekave finished first while Mary Tenge followed behind to grab silver.

In the men's javelin throw, Lakona Gerega bagged bronze for PNG.

For the men’s 800m, Ephraim Lerkin, Messach Fred and Kaminiel Matlaun have qualified for the finals.

Carmella Gware