Toea Wisil to race against Australia’s top Melissa Breen

Papua New Guinea sprint Queen Toea Wisil will be running against Australian number one Melissa Breen today at the Rio Olympics.

Wisil will hit the track to compete in heat seven of round one in the 100m sprints event against Breen and seven other runners.

Her race is confirmed to take place at 12.22pm PNG time.

Wisil’s coaching staff on ground report that the sprint Queen is a more confident athlete than in 2012 and has worked really hard on being able to finish her races better.

Wisil, who ran an Olympic qualifying time of 11.29 seconds in Fiji last month, is exempted from the preliminary round through to round one.

She will need to run a personal best time in order to advance to the semi-finals and almost certainly better than 11.20 seconds.

Quintina Naime