Vero Nime

Where hard work can get you

Female table tennis para-athlete, Vero Nime, who was awarded Best Sports Person with a Disability.

Nime took the opportunity to openly encouraged others in her position to make the most of  their talents, sighting how far sports has taken her.

“Other Para-athletes need to look beyond their ability and make the most of the opportunity that sports can give them.

“Nothing compares to what hard can do for you.

Meantime, Nime says that she is happy for the award and proud for the opportunity to represent people with disability in the sporting arena.

Vero Nime receives new prosthetic leg

Ottobock serviced Nime’s existing prosthetic to assist her with the Opening Ceremony and determined that the limb was severely damaged and really needed replacing.

They constructed the new limb and Nime went for a final fitting today.

Nime was ecstatic to receive the new prosthetic leg  “I’m so happy; it’s very light and easy to walk in it”.

The team from Ottobock will monitor Nime throughout the rest of the Games to ensure the limb fits perfectly before she leaves for home.

Nime to fly PNG flag in Gold Coast

The 35 year old from Kundiawa in Chimbu province has represented PNG in women’s table tennis (ambulant and non-ambulant events) and athletics (shot put ambulant events).

“I feel very humbled to have been chosen as the country’s flag bearer. This is a blessing and an honour for a Para athlete like myself to have.

“This is a very special place to showcase PNG, flying our flag amongst all the other Commonwealth nations.”