John Ume

Ume Positive For Commonwealth Games

With 121 days before the Commonwealth Games, PNG’s medalist and lone boxer to the Tokyo Olympic Games (2021), John Ume is confident to get through the trials and into the Commonwealth ring, with trials set for today and tomorrow.

The Mark Keto coached side in Ume and fellow boxers, Charles Keama and Flora Loga have spent most of their time in training in Port Moresby and are hopeful of making Team PNG to Birmingham.

First PNG athlete at Olympic village

He touched down in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday (18th July), led by Chef de Mission Tamzin Wardley and her management team along with his coach, Mark Keto.

Ume will become the 14th Boxer to represent Team PNG and will become Olympian number 65 when he competes on 25 July in the lightweight division (57-63kg) at the Kokugikan Arena.

Team PNG will be participating at their eleventh Olympic Games after their first appearance back at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, and will be represented by eight athletes from five sports.