Emmanuel Wanga

Wanga In Great Form

The men’s 4*400m team of Alphonse Igish, Jonathan Dende, Ephraim Lerkin and Emmanuel Wanga posted an improved time of 3min 16.84secs. 

Leonie Beu and Isila Apkup were also in action in the 600 yards and 400m respectively and joined their teammates Passion Crews and Zimbabwean Vimbayi Maisvorewa for a good seasons opening 3min 52.88secs in the 4*400m relay. 

This was the second of five scheduled competitions for the team during the indoor season ahead of the Regional Championships on 19/20 February. 

Morobe athlete joins peers in US

The Finschhafen born 21-year-old first attracted attention in 2016 when he won gold in both the 100m and 400m at the Melanesian U18 Championships in Suva.

After graduating from the Lae Secondary School, he trained full time with the PNG athletics team in 2019 in preparation for the Pacific Games, where he was a member of the gold medal winning men’s 4*400m relay team.

During the lead up to the Games, he clocked a time of 47.85 seconds for the 400m at the Thailand Open and also competed at the World Relay Championships and the Oceania Championships in Townsville.