Samoan Prime Minister hopes to represent his country at the Pacific Games
May 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is eyeing a gold medal performance at the upcoming Pacific Games in Apia later this year.
Tuilaepa says he knows he has to earn a spot first in the Samoa Archery Team to compete in the Games.
Samoa Global News report, Tuilaepa zoomed into the Pacific Games history books as the first Prime Minister to compete in any international sports competition when he represented Samoa in archery in the 2007 Pacific Games in Samoa.
As a sportsman, Tuilaepa says that he has unfinished business with the Pacific Games and will be aiming for his Gold Medal which he missed in 2007.
The Prime Minister won a silver medal in the 2007 Games.
This time around, he says like any athlete the gold medal is the target but if he does not achieve his target then Samoa has already won gold.
The Games, which take place every four years, are due to be held in Samoa from July 7 to 20.
Four-thousand athletes are expected to compete in the two-week event.