Ryan Pini

Ryan Pini wins seventh gold

This is Pinis second gold for the night and seventh overall in this Pacific Games.

Pini broke his own record of 56.54 sec in a new time of 56.0 sec.

Pini confident of more gold

Pini has so far won five gold including his latest in the mixed 50m freestyle relay.

He also won gold in his favourite events the 50m and 100m butterfly.

Pini will be competing in the 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke finals this evening after clocking the fastest in 50m freestyle breaking another record with 23.21 sec.

“My 100m backstroke should be very good but it’s anyone’s race in the 50m freestyle, I just have to get out there and give it my all,” he said.

Pini breaks record in heats

Pini clocked in fastest with 23.21seconds breaking his previous record of 24.01 seconds in the 50m freestyle.

Samuel Seghers also clocked in fastest in heat 2 of 4 in the Men's 50m freestyle.

Seghers clocked in 23.55 seconds beating his previous time of 24 seconds.

Pini leads PNG to win gold in relay

The relay team comprised of Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane, Samuel Seghers, Savanah Tkatchenko and Pini.

PNG clocked a time of 1:40.02 sec setting a record for this event as this is the first time it has ever been included in the Pacific Games.

Each country had two males and two females compete.

Fiji took out silver clocking 1:40.45 sec and New Caledonia grabbed bronze after clocking in at 1:40.57. 

Pini wins fourth gold

This is Pini's fourth gold medal in this Pacific Games.

Pini clocked 24.58 sec beating his previous Games record of 24.39 sec.

The silver went to Tahiti's Stephane Debaere who clocked 25.06 sec.

Another Tahitian Hugo Lambert took out bronze after clocking in at 25.35 sec. 

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.

Pini candidate for athlete’s representative

Hanisi Visanti, the administrative officer to the Oceania National Olympic Committee, said the trio are candidates to represent the athletes on council and current she and her team are conducting a secret ballot based with education.

Visanti said the 2015 Pacific Games is not about playing sports and winning medals, there is education and leadership mentoring done by the Oceania National Olympic Committee and athletes are casting their ballots for who they think should represent them.

Pini qualifies for 100m butterfly final

Pini swam a time of 54:21 sec and finished first in his heat.

Despite not meeting his personal best of 52.95 sec, Pini told PNG loop that he was happy with his time.

"It was a comfortable race and the crowd out supporting is fantastic.

"I'm looking forward to this evening's final and thank everyone for the support," Pini said.

Ryan Pini aims for second gold

Pini will be competing in the 100m butterfly on day 2 this morning at the BSP Arena.

There are three heats in this event. Pini will race in heat three lane four.

The top eight in the three heats will qualify for the finals this evening.

Swimmers have just completed their warm ups as the crowd starts to build up.

Other events today are the women 50m backstroke and 200m freestyle, men 400m medley and women 200m breaststroke.

Ryan Pini qualifies for finals

Pini clocked in the fastest time of 26.22 sec.

Nathan Nades failed to qualify after finishing third.

Peter Pokawin also didn't qualify after finishing 4th, clocking in at 30.24 sec.

The fastest 8 times have qualified for the finals.