Team PNG had an excellent Games

Chef de mission to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Tamzin Wardley, says Team PNG had an excellent Games.

Speaking at the official welcome for Team PNG last night at the Gold Club, Wardley thanked the athletes and officials for giving it their best over the two weeks on the world stage.

She said PNG, like other competing nations and territories, had their fair share of achievements and disappointments.

“We had some fantastic wins, some great personal achievements with national records, seasonal bests and personal bests.

“We also suffered our share of disappointments and losses.

“These Games had 71 competing nations and territories which saw a huge number of upsets and unexpected results across all sports. This of course is what we all love about sports.”

Team PNG finished 22nd at the Gold Coast Games with one gold and two silver medals.

Wardley summed things up by saying she believed the greatest achievement was Team PNG’s spirit at the Games.

“We all felt it all, we did it all and were a part of it all. Team PNG was very, very proud to represent our country.

“56 athletes competed for our country with 33 coaches, managers and administrators were there to support them. Together they made up Team PNG.”

Team PNG finished off today with a meet and greet at the Sir John Guise Stadium followed by a parade around the city.

(Dika Toua)

Troy Taule