Medal and birthday for Samoa’s Hazelman twins

It was double celebration for twins, Peter and Gregory Hazelman.

The brothers, who represented Samoa at the XVI Pacific Games, celebrated winning the silver medal in touch rugby as well as their 28th birthday.

The twins’ birthday fell during Team Samoa’s two-week campaign for the Pacific Games and they were unable to celebrate it then.

They had wanted the gold medal as a reward for their parents Lavea George Hazelman and Dorothy Hazelman, who have never missed a game that they played in Samoa.

They missed out on the gold when Papua New Guinea robbed them of a sure victory in the dying seconds in the Mixed Team finals last Saturday.

Peter and Gregory have been competing since 2006 and last played together at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea in 2015 where they returned home as gold medallists in the Mixed Teams and silver medallists from the Men’s competition.

Peter lives in Wellington, New Zealand and Gregory in Samoa.

However, they both are committed to representing their country of birth, Samoa.

Photo supplied Caption: Proud mum, Dorothy Hazelman (middle) flanked by her twin sons, Peter and Gregory with their silver medals