Vanuatu beach volleyball

Golden farewell for Vanuatu beach volleyball star

Pata and Sherysyn Toko prevailed 21-12, 21-18 on the Apia waterfront yesterday to win Team Vanuatu's second gold medal of the week.

The 31 year old Pata missed the 2015 Games when Vanuatu claimed the silver medal and said it was great to back up the gold medal she won in New Caledonia eight years ago.

"We are really happy to have back the gold medal and yes all our Ni-Van here they are really happy and excited to get back the gold medal."

PNG men maintain winning streak in beach volleyball

In the afternoon match against Vanuatu, the PNG men bounced back from one set down to defeat their Melanesian brothers.    

The win maintains their standing as pool leader in their group.

Kilarupa and Mea’s combined effort in the blocks, set and hitting department won them the match.

Vanuatu won the first set 23-21, and PNG replied with 21-10 and 15-7 to win.

While in the earlier encounter, PNG defeated Fiji men’s 2 sets to nil.