Pacific Games

Ryan Pini grabs 3rd gold

Pini clocked 50:63 sec,  faster than his qualifying time of 51.94 sec.

Finishing second was Stephane Debaere of Tahiti timed at 51:04 sec.

In third place was another Tahitian Hugo Lambert clocking in at 51.72 sec.

Samuel Seghers aims for second medal alongside Pini.



Seghers and Pini will compete in the 100m freestyle final in lanes five and two respectively.

The 20 year old did well in his heat this morning recording a time of 51.62 sec, faster than Pini's 51.94 sec.

Both swimmers finished first in their heats.

Seghers finished second in the 100m butterfly final to win silver behind Pini who won gold yesterday.

PNG aims for fourth win in men’s basketball

PNG has so far won three out of four games after losing to gold medal holders New Caledonia in their first game. The home boys defeated American Samoa, Fiji and Nauru. 

Tahiti has won all their four matches against Kiribati, Solomon Islands, silver medal holders Guam and Samoa.

This match is expected to be a showdown in front of a sellout crowd.

PNG will be led by captain Dia Muri and playmakers Wright brothers James and Allan, Gabriel Elavo and Matiineng-Iakah Leahy.

Aussie champ admires Dika and PNG

The Australian weightlifter told Loop PNG that it is her "first time to win against her (Dika)’’.

Yamasaki is the new 53kg Pacific Games champion after winning two gold medals and PNG golden girl Dika Toua won one.

Dika failed to lift a bar in the snatch, shocking the nation of fans.

The 53kg champion said she did not see Dika's lift as she was concentrating on her own lift.

"I was sad for Dika at the same time," referring to Dika's failure to make a lift in the snatch.

Gold for Kiribati

Two more gold medals are on offer in the 105kg division in the Pacific Games weightlifting final day.

Zac Gregurevic (Australia) won silver and Rory Taylor (New Zealand) settled for bronze in the snatch.

PNG lone entrant Geshe Heni managed to lift only 80kg in the snatch. 

PNG Loop's Pacific Games medal tally

More updates will be coming shortly.

Stay tuned for more results on Loop PNG website...........   

PNG Loop's Pacific Games medal tally

More updates will be coming shortly.

Stay intune for more results on Loop PNG website...........    

PNG's Udia delights crowd with gold effort

He beat Australia’s Francois Etoundi whose attempt to lift 165kg failed. He however succeeded in lifting 166kg.

Udia is now the champion of the 77 kilograms category in the men's weight lifting at the 2015 Pacific Games.

Scoring 302kg Udia also bagged gold for the overall category.

In snatch he took the silver medal while Australia won the gold and the bronze medals.

Ryan Pini hits the pool today

Pini will compete in the 50m backstroke alongside team mates Nathan Nades and Peter Pokawin.

Three other events will also take place.

The 100m freestyle, will see Anna - Lisa Mopio-Jane, Savannah Tkatchenko and Barbara Vali - Skelton compete.

In the 200m freestyle will see Sam Seghers, Stanford Kawale and Bobby Akunaii take the pool.

Weightlifting competion continues

Competition will be held at the PNG Power Dome (SJGS indoor complex) starting in few minutes.

The 69kg men's finals start proceeding.

PNG lifters participating are Nou Puka, Samuel Judah and Stalin.

People are still coming in the weightlifting venue, with security tight doing their check on all spectators, athletes and officials bags.