Mixed results for PNG track team

PNG’s athletics team recorded mixed results today on the tracks as the final day of the track and field events came to an end.

The men took out gold in the 4x400 metre relay while the women settled for bronze.

The day out at the tracks on the second last day at the VAN2017 Pacific Mini Games began on a disappointing note with a heavy downpour in Port Vila.

The 200 metre finals for the men and women had to be pushed back to 4pm, which caused great inconvenience for the PNG athletics team.

The decision to save Toea Wisil and Afura Adah for the 200m proved costly as PNG came in number three in the 4x100m finals, taking bronze.

The men’s 4x400m metre relay made up for the women as Benjamin Aliel started off well for PNG, handing off to Nelson Stone onto Mowen Boino, who was outstanding then Ephraim Lerkin made a fantastic finish for PNG.

In other track events, Nazlee Marai was unstoppable as he came in first to take out gold in the men’s 200m finals.

The upset of the day was PNG’s golden girl Toea Wisil, finishing second behind Cook Islands in the 200m finals.

Young Afura Adah has really come through on the tracks, proving her worth and PNG can count on the young lass to follow in the footsteps of Toea Wisil.

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Sophie Yaruso