Tabakaucoro again fastest man in the Pacific
July 14, 2015 6:16 pm
Banuve Tabakaucoro has once again stamped his mark as the fastest man in the region by winning the 100 metres final at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea last night.
The Bau bullet stopped the clock at 10.56 seconds, which was way off his personal best, but he didn’t even get tested by the other runners, who just couldn’t match the Fijian.
Palau’s Rodman Teltull was second, while Kupun Wisil finished third.
In the women’s 100m final, as expected, PNG star, Toea Wisil took out gold in a time of 11.86 sec.
Fijians Younis Bese and Sisilia Sevula were second and third respectively.
Also in athletics, Eugene Vollmer won gold in the men’s triple jump with a leap of 15.27 metres.
In women’s hockey, Fiji beat PNG 5-4, while the men thumped Tonga 30-0.
Fijian boxer Winston Hill won his 69kg bout and has qualified for the next round.
Today sees beach volleyball, volleyball, lawn bowls, tennis, golf, athletics, boxing, football and hockey continue.
In athletics, the 200m heats and 400m finals will be the draw cards.
In football, Fiji Under-23 play New Caledonia at 4.30pm in the semi-final.
On the medal tally, Fiji is now third with 25 gold, 29 silver and 22 bronze.
PNG still leads with 50 gold, 37 silver and 37 bronze, while New Caledonia is second with 34 gold, 34 silver and 27 bronze.
Tahiti is fourth with 24 gold, 18 silver and 18 bronze.