Pacific Games 2015

One more Gold for Apisah in Tennis

This is the fourth Gold Abigail Tere-Apisah picked up in the competition defeating New Caledonia's Yaelle Honakoko.

Tere-Apisah won in straight sets 6-1 6-2 in the women's singles against Honakoko.

Meanwhile Abigail’s niece, Violet Apisah (PNG) missed out in bronze just after 2pm going down to New Caledonia's Ana Pain.

Apisah lost 2 sets to 1 in a long drawn out match that lasted two hours.

Pain won the match 6-4 1-6 6-4.

Pain won Gold in the 2011 Pacific Games in tennis however did not make it to the Gold medal play off.

All PNG teams in Squash Gold medal play off

PNG's Madako Suari and Lynette Vai defeated New Caledonia's Laurent Guepy Kareen Hamou just before 1pm winning 2 sets to 1.

Suari and Vai won the first set in a close encounter 11-10.

New Caledonia bounced back from the loss claiming the second set 11-7 before PNG made a comeback in the third, winning 11-5.

Suari and Vai will prepare to take on Papua New Guinea's Robin Morove and Eli Webb at 3pm.

Pictured are Suari and Vai after winning their match today.

Crowd build up as games nears end

 At BSP Stadium were track and field, hockey, beach volleyball and netball are being played, a bumper crowd is expected.

As early as 8am this morning, people who have yet to purchase tickets lined up at the ticket booths to grab the remaining tickets to be part of the games.

On the draw card today, the track and field events started at 10am and end at 1:50pm with the relay of the men and women’s 4x100m relay.

In beach volleyball, PNG women will play for the bronze medal play off at 2pm and men gold medal qualifier at 1pm.

Papua New Guinea is expected to dominate the 400 hurdle finals at the BSP Stadium in Port Moresby today

Gime and Joshua Peniel will give their local hero a good challenge and the race is expected to be a one, two, three, finish for Papua New Guinea.

“I cannot underestimate my opponents but i must have a positive mind,” Gime said.

Boino in his last Pacific Games, and running on the tracks where he started his carrier will be using his experience gained over the years of dominance in the code as his weapon, and spectators are sure to be standing all the way to the finish line.

The games record is held by Boino with a time of 50.96 seconds.

PNG women through to gold play off

PNG won the game in the first half, scoring all three of their goals through Georgina Kaikas, Ramona Padio and Meagen Gunemba.

Gunemba, after three games, has scored five goals.

PNG will meet New Caledonia for gold this Thursday. New Caledonia was too strong, beating Cook Islands 5-1 in the first semi-final earlier today.

This means Cook Islands play Samoa in the bronze play off.

PNG and Nauru to battle in basketball

With PNG ranked seventh and fifth for the men and women respectively at the 2011 Games, Nauru has  not participated since 2003-2011.

The women team, known as Valivas, will head on to the court at 5pm while the men will play their game at 7pm.

PNG Valivas will be banking on key players Betty Angula, Nesta Sape and captain Marca Muri who have been outstanding in the previous two matches.

Nauru has Shania Ika, Kerina Adam and Jeiziannie Deraudag to power them on.

PNG paddler misses finals

Morea clocked 3 minutes in his heat 1 event of 2:58 sec.

Jacky Tuakoifenu from Wallis and Futuna came first with 2:38 sec, Gary Volau from Fiji in second place with 2:37 sec while Ketson Kabriec from Northern Marianas finished 3rd with 2:56 sec.

Meanwhile the men's finals will be played soon.