Long Jump

Kaputin last PNG Athlete to compete

Kaputin was the last to compete for Team PNG on day three of the Athletics competition in Tokyo as she shone through a field of world class athletes.

Kaputin Flies Off To Tokyo

PNG’s sole representative in Athletics at the Tokyo Olympics, Rellie Kaputin flies off to Tokyo from Brisbane this afternoon.

The athletics competition gets under way on Friday and Kaputin will compete on Sunday in the qualifying round of the womens long jump.

Eleven of her USA-based team mates who are gathered together in Kansas for a few days during their summer break sent her their best wishes this morning.

Kaputin wins third NCAA title

This follows her success in the triple jump last year where she won both the indoor and outdoor national titles.

Kaputin wasn’t at her best in the triple jump but still collected six vital points for the team by placing third, and her sixteen points was again the highest contribution from any West Texas A&M University athlete.

The Lady Buffs maintained their position as the number one Division 2 team in the USA after winning the outdoor title last year.

​Elite PNG athlete on discipline, respect

Peniel Richard, who just turned 23 Wednesday, 14 June, is the current double national record holder in Triple Jump and Long Jump for the country. He met with school children at the Goroka-based National Sports Institute on 15 June.

In his first public appearance at the NSI, he talked to the enthusiastic children about discipline, commitment and respect to become successful, not only in sports but in all facets of life.

“It is important that you must discipline yourself, always commit yourself in what you do and respect and love your family and others in the community.”